Dominic Calvert-Lewin left ‘looking like Elephant Man’ as he ‘breaks cheekbone’

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    Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin was compared to the Elephant Man after suffering a suspected broken cheekbone against Aston Villa.

    Calvert-Lewin made his return to the Toffees' starting XI away at Villa Park on Sunday (August 20) afternoon having missed their Premier League opener against Fulham altogether last week.

    The injury-prone striker soon saw his bad luck continue as he collided with opposition goalkeeper Emi Martinez inside the opening 10 minutes of the Super Sunday clash.

    Blood could be seen dripping from his face as the Everton medical team tended to him on the pitch, but he chose to press on regardless.

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    After Villa had gone 2-0 up through John McGinn and a Douglas Luiz penalty, Calvert-Lewin eventually had to give in and accept a substitution, being replaced by Arnaut Danjuma in the 38th minute.

    As he made his way off the pitch his right cheek was visibly swollen, with fans suspecting it may be broken.

    Calvert-Lewin has been able to finish a match just once since January – and fans took to social media to sympathise with him after his latest blow.

    Is there a more unlucky player than DCL? Let us know in the comments section.

    One posted: "I know certain players are more injury-prone than others but literally breaking your face has nothing to do with being injury-prone. Could Calvert-Lewin be any more unlucky."

    A second argued: "Calvert-Lewin has to be the most unlucky player with injuries." And a third sighed: "We've reached the point where Dominic Calvert-Lewin is an injured player who occasionally has bouts of fitness."

    Others brutally compared him to Joseph Merrick. "Calvert-Lewin looking like elephant man," commented a fourth, while a fifth added: "Were Everton fans booing Calvert-Lewin? Looks like the elephant man and still tried to carry on."

    Sean Dyche replaced Idrissa Gana Gueye, who had been booked towards the end of the opening 45 minutes, at the break with young forward Lewis Dobbin.

    But it didn't get any better for his side after the restart, with Alex Iwobi hobbling off with a hamstring injury just six minutes in before Leon Bailey made it 3-0 shortly after. Substitute Jhon Duran added a fourth late on.

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