New Everton manager Sean Dyche has revealed that the club will be going to interesting lengths to study Dominic Calvert-Lewin and his injury crisis. The Toffees boss told reporters on Thursday that the striker’s car, mattress and sleep patterns are currently under investigation.

Calvert-Lewin has missed 13 total matches during the current campaign due to various injury setbacks. This comes after the forward was sidelined for 23 games last season, as well. He has suffered two somewhat serious injuries to his toe and knee during this stretch; however, Calvert-Lewin has also missed matches due to other issues.

Dyche covering all bases in attempt to keep forward fit

“I’ve got to learn about his history, his physiological history. I’ve got to learn what his body will and won’t take, which is what we are trying to do now,” Dyche said. “We’re speaking to him, the medics, the sports scientists, looking at the stats, training programs, distance covered, high-speed running, how many [kilometers] in a week, what’s his diet like, what’s his lifestyle like, what car does he drive, what mattress does he use, how many hours does he sleep a night?”

“That’s learning about people,” continued the coach. “The biggest learning is what is in here [points to his head] and that’s the hard part. I’ll get all the information I can and then share it with him. That’s the process for every player, by the way, not just him.”

Calvert-Lewin injury rules striker out of key game

Calvert-Lewin injured his hamstring during Dyche’s first match in charge of the club. Despite the victory against Arsenal, Everton are still currently in the Premier League relegation zone. The Merseyside club will now have to soldier on without their star striker for the near future. Calvert-Lewin has been ruled out of the team’s massive match with Leeds at the weekend.

Leeds are currently just one point ahead of Everton in the standings. A loss by the Toffees would be a devastating blow to their survival hopes.

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