Everton Lose Ben Godfrey for Months Following Gruesome Ankle Injury

Ben Godfrey suffered a serious ankle injury during Everton’s week 1 loss to Chelsea. Godfrey’s ankle twisted awkwardly as he made contact during a challenge. He had to be carried off and was in a lot of pain.

Based on how his ankle twisted, the two significant concerns are a high ankle sprain or a fracture. Unfortunately Everton boss Frank Lampard confirmed our fears: “It’s a small fracture of his fibula bone. We are thinking two or three months, that is a really quick assessment.”

Lampard’s timeline is realistic if this is a simple fracture that doesn’t require surgery. Many fractures come with a longer recovery time, though. There could also be ligament damage that wouldn’t show up on an x-ray. This could also lengthen recovery depending on severity.

The team will be left with a huge hole at center-back while Godfrey is sidelined, and realistically this absence could extend until November or December.

(Special thanks to Injury Mechanisms for their help identifying the injury)

Share

More News

This will close in 0 seconds