Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that their star Ebere Eze is facing the rest of the season on the sidelines after suffering a serious Achilles injury during a training session.
The 22-year-old playmaker is set to be out of action after he picked up an injury in training on Tuesday that could rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Hodgson, 73, revealed the news ahead of their match with Arsenal.
He toldBT Sport
“It is devastating, devastating in particular for him because he has had such a very good season and such a good start to his Premier League career.
“He has got better and better as the weeks rolled on and he is such a good guy as well. He is such an important member of the team.
“To see that (injury) happen, in such a freak situation, it is almost impossible to understand how it happened. Then for it to be such a serious injury, we are all absolutely devastated for him.
“But he is a strong young man, a resilient young man and he will come back stronger.”
According to reports carried by The Athletic, Eze is now set to visit a specialist for scans and further treatment on Wednesday, with surgery likely required to fix the problem.