According to the Daily Mail, Everton manager Sean Dyche “intends to do a forensic examination of Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s medical records and lifestyle as he aims to get the Everton striker fully fit.”
Calvert-Lewin has started just nine Premier League games this season, scoring once in Everton’s 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace back in October.
Dyche will be hoping to help rejuvenate the 25-year-old’s career after his club form has significantly dipped over the last 18 months whilst also falling out of favour within the England set-up.
“I’ve got to learn about his physiological history,” said Dyche.
“I’ve got to learn what his body will and won’t take, which is what we are trying to do now.
“We’re speaking to him, the medical staff and the sports scientists, looking at the stats.
“We will look at his training programmes, the distances he has covered.
“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?”
“I’ll take scientific feedback, equally, you can’t just leave a player for ever and wait.
“You can’t leave a one-month injury for three months, just to be sure. There has to be a balance.”
Everton host relegation rivals Leeds United at Goodison Park on Saturday with the hope to climb out of the relegation zone.
After suffering a 2-0 defeat in the Merseyside derby on Monday, the Toffees will be keen to bounce back with a victory.
Mark Marston | Get Football