MX23RW : Monday, October 25 00:24:08| >> :120:15413:15413:

Rafael Benitez plays down Lucas Digne injury

Rafael Benitez plays down Lucas Digne injury
© Reuters
Everton manager Rafael Benitez plays down injury concerns around France left-back Lucas Digne after Tuesday's EFL Cup defeat to Queens Park Rangers.

Everton manager Rafael Benitez has played down his concerns over Lucas Digne, after the left-back came off with a suspected injury issue during Tuesday's EFL Cup clash with Queens Park Rangers.

The Frenchman started the game with the captain's armband on the left-hand side of a back four, and he drew his side level with a finish on the half-hour mark, before they went on to concede a second goal and then equalise through Andros Townsend.

The encounter went straight to a penalty shootout after the 2-2 draw in 90 minutes, and the Toffees were eventually dumped out, losing 8-7 as Tom Davies missed the only spot kick, but Benitez may have been more focussed on the fitness of Digne, who was withdrawn in the 80th minute.

Speaking after the game, the Spanish manager said: "I don't think it is very serious. We will see when we check tomorrow."

The French international has started in all five of the Toffees' Premier League games so far this campaign but now faces the task of recovering in time for Saturday's clash with basement side Norwich City at Goodison Park.

ID:464798:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect1597:

Click here for more stories about Rafael Benitez

Click here for more stories about Everton

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Everton manager Rafael Benitez on August 28, 2021
Read Next:
Rafael Benitez admits Everton were not good enough in Carabao Cup defeat
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester CityMan City96212041620
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham95221610617
5Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton943299015
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs9504913-415
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231615114
9Leicester CityLeicester94231515014
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves941499013
13Aston Villa93151315-210
15Crystal Palace91621114-39
17Leeds UnitedLeeds9144816-87
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle90451120-94
20Norwich CityNorwich9027223-212

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!