Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill was at the end of a very dangerous tackle from Brighton defender Lewis Dunk last weekend.
Dunk was rightfully sent off, but due to this tackle, the Eagles centre-back will be missing for the upcoming fixture against Fulham.
Roy Hodgson was speaking in his press conference before the weekend fixture and said: “Gary won’t be able to play tomorrow. We’re still assessing it but it’s too soon after the kick he took for him to play tomorrow.”
This is very frustrating and a lot of Palace fans are fuming, as the game against Brighton was his first game since he suffered a hamstring injury at the end of last season.
Hodgson knows the importance of Cahill, as in the past he said, “He’s also brought us leadership qualities, he’s been very good leadership-wise. He’s the best type of leader; he’s the quiet leader people don’t see from Row Z in the stand.”
For now they don’t know the severity of the injury, and it will be very frustrating for Hodgson as the injury definitely could have been avoided.
Here is how Palace fans are reacting to Cahill’s injury:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 23, 2020
That lasted long https://t.co/RHwtUDwK6a
— Oliver Panter 🦅 (@oliver_panter94) October 23, 2020
Dunk should be arrested for assault, no? https://t.co/9Al6Gd8GF1
— Ryan (@CpfcRyan1995) October 23, 2020
True sign of a coward…
A bloke who rashly lunges in risking player's careers but then acts like he cares…imagine if he was your club captain 🤪 https://t.co/p3eLkwgApe
— Joe (@OnYaHeadCoops) October 23, 2020
— Kev (@Kevbartleyy) October 23, 2020
This was worse than Pickford’s challenge. No one is talking about it because he was lucky enough to walk off the pitch. Dunk should have his ban extended. https://t.co/l7keHy2PQo
— Bradley (@1BradleyRussell) October 23, 2020
Hate Dunk. https://t.co/pqUTAZFqd7
— carl (@Carl_Unofficial) October 23, 2020
Have a read of Crystal Palace fans praising one player in the 1-1 draw to Brighton here!
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