Everton’s recent bad luck shows no sign of changing as the club have been dealt multiple fresh injuries during their trip to Australia.

James Garner is the latest casualy and faces a two-month stint on the sidelines with a back injury.

Blues fans were alarmed when the midfielder was left at home, and worst fears have been realised as the former Manchester United man will be unavailable for the Boxing Day Premier League return. The 21-year-old is yet to start a league game for Everton but could have been a useful asset heading into the winter period.

Tom Davies will also be missed in midfield after picking up a knee injury in the warm up before the game with Celtic.

The 24-year-old is expected to miss around three weeks, which could lead to a major midfield headache for manager Frank Lampard when domestic football returns.

Amadou Onana is currently away with Belgium, and will likely be unavailable for the first league fixture after the break if the Belgians go far in the World Cup. This could leave the Toffees with limited options in the middle of the park if Davies and Garner are also unavailable.

Keeping up his streak of repeated injuries is Yerry Mina, with the Colombian being forced back to the treatment room almost instantly after recovering from a previous issue.

Mina was hooked at half time against Celtic with a hamstring injury, as the centre back becomes increasingly unreliable for Everton with his recurring problems.

While the former Barcelona man is only expected to be out of action for around three weeks, fans won’t be holding their breath to see Mina manage to keep his fitness for an extended period.

Mason Holgate and Abdoulaye Doucoure were also injury worries after both picking up knocks against Celtic, but after featuring against West Sydney Wanderers days later both men seem to be in the clear.

Another player facing a race for fitness is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as the forward battles multiple injury issues as he looks to be available for Wolves on 26 December. A dislocated shoulder suffered against Leicester will no doubt be making the striker uncomfortable, as will the hamstring strain he also currently suffers with. Calvert-Lewin could bring the goals Everton have so far been missing in the 22/23 season but will struggle to make an impact if he continues to pick up injuries so frequently.

In more positive injury news Andros Townsend is expected to be nearing the end of his recovery from an ACL injury suffered back in March, stating months ago that he expects his rehab to be completed around the World Cup period.

Townsend was an unlikely source for goals for in the first half of last season, something the Goodison side will be hoping he can recapture as they look to avoid relegation once more.