Crystal Palace have potentially lost Odsonne Edouard, Dean Henderson and Jairo Riedewald to injury in the last week.
Speaking prior to their Carabao Cup fixture against Manchester United, manager Roy Hodgson provided an injury update on Edouard. He said: “We haven’t had a chance to assess it yet, but he [Edouard] definitely felt something in his hamstring, and that is not good.
“Anyone who has reported even a minor injury in their hamstring, suddenly they have an MRI, and it’s 3-4 weeks,” added the Englishman.
The Frenchman was forced off the field against Fulham in Palace’s last league game. It is not yet confirmed how long the striker could be out for.
Goalkeeper Dean Henderson made his first start for Palace against his former side in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but what was supposed to be a good day soon turned into a horrible one for the Englishman.
After just 17 minutes, Henderson kicked a ball away and winced in pain as he held his leg around the thigh area and immediately signalled to the bench to suggest that he was not okay. He was then unable to carry on and was replaced by Sam Johnstone.
After the game, Hodgson addressed the injury, saying: “Like all of those muscle injuries, the doctors can tell you which part of the leg the injury occurs in, but they’re not prepared to give you any suggestions as to the severity of it.
“That will mean a scan. We’ll have to wait for the result of the scan before we know anything more. Often they’ll have to wait a day or two before they can even do the scan. We just know that he had a very unfortunate end to a game that he was really looking forward to playing.”
The goalkeeper departed when the score was still 0-0 and did not get the opportunity to prove himself on his debut for his new club. The Eagles went on to lose the tie 3-0.
If Henderson’s scans confirm a serious injury, he could be out for months rather than just weeks. This news will surely disappoint the 26-year-old, who was looking to make a mark in a new environment after leaving his boyhood club in the summer.
Finally, Hodgson also spoke about Jairo Riedewald, who also seemed to be in some kind of discomfort when he was substituted off at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The manager said: “We’re not sure [if he was injured], it was his first game in a long time. So, I’ll have to check that one out. We were a little bit concerned as the game went on.”
It would appear as though the Dutchman could also potentially be out for a few weeks if his injury is confirmed by the medical staff at Palace.
The Eagles will face United yet again in their next Premier League game on Saturday and could be without as many as nine players due to separate injuries.