Crystal Palace ahead Bakary Sako will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining an harm in opposition to West Ham earlier this week, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.
The previous England boss will probably be unable to select six injured gamers for the sport – Sako is one among them – as his depleted Crystal Palace squad journey to Newcastle United within the Premier League on Sunday. Palace at the moment sit 13th within the Premier League, with this weekend’s opponents sitting two factors and a spot behind them.
“He definitely received’t play once more this season, and he’ll do nicely to be match for the beginning of subsequent season – so it’s a very, very critical harm.” https://t.co/bKP4bGyQV9
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 2, 2018
Hodgson defined at a press convention forward of the weekend’s conflict, by way of CPFC.co.uk: “He definitely will not play once more this season, and he’ll do nicely to be match for the beginning of subsequent season – so it’s a very, very critical harm.
“Coming as late because it did – the evening earlier than the switch window was resulting from shut the next day – did not actually give us that a lot alternative to vary any plans as a result of we had been relying on him.”
The Mali worldwide picked up a nasty fracture of his ankle, whereas defender Scott Dann and attacking midfielder Jason Puncheon are each nonetheless out. Each suffered critical knee accidents in Zero-Zero draw with Man Metropolis earlier within the season and also will miss the remainder of the marketing campaign.
In the meantime left-back Jeffrey Schlupp, who may also play in a extra superior position, suffered an ankle harm in Palace’s FA Cup third spherical defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion. The Ghanaian worldwide had to have an operation final month and in addition faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines.
The record retains on going, as Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to Chelsea for therapy on ankle harm he picked up in Three-2 defeat vs Arsenal simply after Christmas.
Palace may even be with out long-term absentee Conor Wickham. The striker has been out since November 2016 with a knee harm. Wickham was scheduled to make his comeback round December final yr, however remains to be not obtainable for match choice.
Regardless of Palace’s lengthy harm record, the sport could have an fascinating sub-plot as former Newcastle gamers Yohan Cabaye, Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt will all be obtainable for Palace.