Everton defender Lucas Digne had to pull out from the French squad due to a thigh injury, according to The Sun. 

The 25-year-old suffered a knock while training for his country and subsequently 4-1 Euro 2020 qualification win over Moldova last Friday.

The Everton left-back has impressed for the Toffees this season and has so far scored three goals and well as notched four assists in the Premier League from 28 games.

If one thing is certain, it is that Digne along with forward Richarlison have been two of Everton’s standout performers this season. Marco Silva’s side have been struggling to find consistency this season and are currently in 11th place on the standings with 40 points after 31 games.

They will need all of their stars to be fit if they want to stand a chance of attaining a Europa League qualification spot.

Digne has been nothing short of amazing during his first season with Everton and it would certainly be a major blow to the club if they have to make do without his services of the rest of the campaign. He has proven to be one of the best signings of last summer and has solved Everton’s left-back problem.

If the players injury turns out to be a long-term one, it will almost take a toll on the Toffees. If Digne is absent, Silva may have to turn to Leighton Baines and deploy the veteran at left-back. This will not really be an ideal situation as the 34-year-old has only played six times in the League this season and is past his peak.

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