Everton are handed an injury blow as left-back Lucas Digne is ruled out of France’s Nations League final against Spain and forced to head home with a hamstring problem
- Everton left-back will miss Sunday’s Nations League final against Spain
- Digne will be assessed by Toffees’ medical team once he returns to Liverpool
- French Football Federation said Digne felt ‘muscle pain’ during training
- Digne has played every minute of Everton’s seven league games this season
Everton defender Lucas Digne has withdrawn from the France squad due to a minor hamstring injury.
Left-back Digne, 28, was an unused substitute in France’s Nations League win against Belgium and will play no part in Sunday’s final against Spain.
Everton said on their official website: ‘The Everton left-back will return to USM Finch Farm to be assessed by the club’s medical team.
Lucas Digne will not be involved in Sunday’s Nations League final against Spain
Digne (centre) felt ‘muscle pain’ in training on Tuesday, the French Football Federation said
‘Digne was on the bench for France’s 3-2 Nations League semi-final victory over Belgium in Munich on Thursday night and will now miss the world champions’ final clash against Spain on Sunday.”
The French Football Federation added in a statement: ‘Lucas Digne felt a little muscle pain on Tuesday during training.
‘He was taken care of by Les Bleus’ medical staff.
The left-back has been an ever-present figure for Everton in the Premier League this season
France’s left-back will return to Liverpool to be assessed by Everton’s medical staff
‘But with his presence Sunday evening for the final of the League of Nations against Spain in Milan being impossible, the defender will leave the group on Friday.’
Digne has been an ever-present for Everton in the Premier League this season under manager Rafael Benitez.
He played the full 90 minutes for France in their World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia & Herzegovina and Ukraine last month.
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