Marco Silva is hopeful of good news on the leg issue which forced Lucas Digne off the field 17 minutes from the end of Everton’s Premier League victory over Watford on Saturday.
Frenchman Digne was replaced by Mason Holgate, with captain Seamus Coleman switching to the left of defence as the hosts withstood late Hornets pressure to claim a 1-0 success.
Digne scooped Everton’s player and players’ player of the season honours in his first campaign with the Club last term.
He was in tremendous form against Watford before sinking to his haunches and asking to be replaced during a frenetic second half.
Manager Silva, though, suggested the left-back’s withdrawal was a precautionary measure.
Everton, who have taken four points from their opening two games, visit Aston Villa on Friday night.
“We hope it is nothing really special,” Silva told evertontv.
“He started to feel a bit more tired [in the muscle] and gave the sign to me to make the change.
“Let’s see in the next few days [the extent of Digne’s problem] but we hope it is nothing special.”
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