Everton defender Lucas Digne suffered an injury blow in France’s 2-2 draw with Portugal last night.

Digne came on at half-time but was forced off minutes later.

As per French outlet L’Equipe, Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps has offered an update on the defender’s injury.

There appears to be a real chance he’s out of the entire tournament now.


“The most worrying thing is Lucas Digne,” said the France boss.

“He’s got a muscle injury, felt firing behind his thigh. It will be very complicated (for the rest of the Euro).

“Lucas Hernandez also had a little problem, his knee reacted a little bit. I didn’t want to take any chances.

“Unfortunately in the same game, I lost both. We’ll see for Lucas Hernandez in the next few days.”

Portugal v France - UEFA Euro 2020: Group F
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How would Everton replace Digne?

Digne had an injury problem last season and Everton struggled to replace him.

Ben Godfrey played out of position at left-back at times, with youngster Niels Nkounkou not trusted by Carlo Ancelotti.

Perhaps a new manager would show more faith in youth, but it also wouldn’t be ideal for him to be without one of his top players from the outset.

The Euros already looked likely to influence Digne’s pre-season and now there’s an injury to contend with too.

It’s not what Everton fans, watching from home while they wait for their new manager to be appointed, wanted to see last night.