Crystal Palace have been dealt a massive injury blow with Mamadou Sakho expected to miss the rest of the season.
The Guardian reports the 29-year-old is now likely to undergo surgery after damaging his right knee in last Saturday’s 4-1 win away at Leicester City, leaving manager Roy Hodgson in an unfavourable situation.
Sakho has been a rock at the back since arriving at Selhurst Park on an initial loan back in 2017, going on to help the south London club secure Premier League safety in both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 campaigns.
Undoubtedly, Sakho’s absence will be a huge loss for Hodgson and the rest of the team. The Crystal Palace boss, though, still has reason to remain optimistic with his attack now looking in much better shape thanks to the addition of Michy Batshuayi at the end of the last transfer window.
Have a look at what Crystal Palace supporters are saying about Sakho below…
Cheers sons crying
— J (@jfcpfc) February 26, 2019
Bad. Any news on AWB?
— Chris Brown (@ChrisCPFC8) February 26, 2019
— Dick Mahoney (@Bunds_) February 26, 2019
Now that’s a bugger.
— richard foster (@rcfoster) February 26, 2019
Gutted. With him and awb out it weakness us just as it was all coming together and a few great games.
— Tim Ashton (@TimAshton3) February 26, 2019
— El Pablo (@eaglism) February 26, 2019
Terrible news, but full faith in Scott Dann and Martin Kelly to provide more then adequate cover
— Luke Harper (@lukeharper89) February 26, 2019
Terrible news #cpfc
— Nick Sadler (@nicksadler62) February 26, 2019
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What crappy news
— Stephanie Fuller (@IndigoSteph) February 26, 2019