Lampard says injured Iwobi to undergo scan

Frank Lampard has discussed the injury suffered by Alex Iwobi after Everton suffered a 3-1 FA Cup defeat against Manchester United on Friday.

The 26-year-old Nigeria international fell awkwardly after a challenge from defender Tyrell Malacia early in the second half of the fixture at Old Trafford and he was taken off on a stretcher.

Lampard has confirmed the Super Eagle will have to undergo a scan on Saturday.

“We hope it’s not too serious. It is an ankle ligament injury, we hope it’s a lesser one. He will have a scan on Saturday to confirm.”

Before the injury, Iwobi had a lively game for the Toffees, creating chances that went begging before he was replaced by Abdoulaye Doucoure.

His injury will be a concern for Lampard, who is facing a challenge to improve Everton’s chances of staying in the Premier League. The former Arsenal star has started in 18 league matches for the Toffees, scored one goal, and provided one assist.

He will hope to recover and be available for Everton’s league fixture against Southampton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

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