Big blow for Everton as star striker does not travel abroad with squad

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Romelu Lukaku has not travelled with Everton to Dubai for warm weather as the squad jetted off with no fixture until the 25th February.

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The Belgian will have to return to his homeland to receive treatment on an injury which may rule him out for the clubs next game against Sunderland.

The news will worry Everton fans with the immense impact that Lukaku has had on their season so far, with the player second on the top goalscoring charts in the Premier League.

Romelu was top following his four goals against Bournemouth but Alexis Sanchez scored a brace at the weekend to overtake the Belgian.

Should Lukaku’s injury be worse than first feared, his hopes of top goalscorer, as well as Everton’s hope of European qualification, will seemingly be over.

The Toffees face Sunderland at Goodison Park on the 25th February and are currently seven points off the top six as they look for at least Europa League qualification.


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