England goalkeeper Pickford , 28, will miss a month with a thigh injury.
The Premier League club Everton confirmed on Wednesday that Pickford suffered a thigh injury and was unable to play against Arsenal, West Ham United and international matches: “Jordan Pickford suffered a thigh injury against Liverpool last Saturday.”
“The England international underwent a medical this week and is not expected to return until after the next international break.”
In last weekend’s league game, Everton drew 0-0 at home with rivals Liverpool, temporarily ranking 16th in the standings. At that time, Pickford made 8 saves in the whole game, setting a record for saves in a single game in the Premier League this season. After the game, he was selected as the best team in the sixth round of the Premier League.
Pickford’s injury this time has undoubtedly made Everton’s situation worse. At present, Lampard has only Bosnia and Herzegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic left to use, because another backup goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has been out for more than a month.
Pickford has been England ‘s starting goalkeeper since the 2018 World Cup. In his absence due to injury, England boss Gareth Southgate will have to look elsewhere – including Ramsdale, Pop, Henderson and others.
The England national team will go to the San Siro Stadium to face Italy on September 23 and fly back to Wembley to face Germany three days later.