Crystal Palace have suffered a significant blow with Eberechi Eze prone to miss the beginning of subsequent season with an Achilles harm.
The £16million starlet’s first season with the Eagles has been ended early after struggling the problem in a coaching session on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old may now be going through a protracted lay-off and should not return to full health till 2022.
talkSPORT understands Eze is present process scans to point out the extent of the harm and Palace anticipate the midfield ace to go underneath the knife in corrective surgical procedure.
That will doubtless put him out of motion for round six to eight months, which suggests he might not return to first-team motion till subsequent 12 months.
It’s a significant blow to Palace and their new supervisor, with the search underway for the membership’s subsequent boss after Roy Hodgson introduced he’ll step down in the summertime.
Frank Lampard is the present favorite for the Selhurst Park function, however the membership’s new head coach would get the job figuring out he can be with out one in all his finest gamers for the primary half of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
Eze has turn into more and more essential for the workforce over the course of the season, following his £16m arrival from Queens Park Rangers.
The 22-year-old has massively impressed since making the step up from the Championship to Premier League soccer, and has contributed six assists and scored 4 targets in 29 appearances.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson was not conscious of the severity when he gave his press convention on Tuesday.
Palace will welcome 6,500 supporters again to Selhurst Park on Wednesday night as they tackle Arsenal.
Hodgson revealed Eze’s harm scare forward of the sport, however mentioned on the eve of the sport he was ‘hopeful’ the star can be match to play.
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“We’ve acquired some workforce information, I suppose,” Hodgson informed reporters. “We’ve acquired a few gamers that we have to assess for the sport tomorrow.
“That’s going to be Scott Dann and Eberechi Eze. We’re going to need to assess them earlier than the sport. I’m hopeful that they’ll make it however we’ll have to attend and see.”
Nonetheless, the evaluation has introduced the unhappy information for Eze and Palace.