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Injury keeps Crystal Palace Olise away for two months


Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise is anticipated to endure a two-month absence due to his recent hamstring injury, dealing a significant blow to Palace and their efforts to steer clear of a relegation battle.

Olise, who missed the initial three months of the season due to a hamstring injury, aggravated the same issue during last week’s 3-2 victory over Sheffield United.

Despite being deemed fit to come off the bench during Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Brighton, Olise’s return lasted only 11 minutes before he pulled up while attempting his first sprint.

Following the match, Palace manager Roy Hodgson defended his decision regarding Olise, stating, “I was informed he couldn’t start the game, and everyone was comfortable with that. They (the medical staff) and he himself assured me he was fit to be on the bench and play in the second half. Unfortunately, lacking hindsight, I couldn’t anticipate that it would result in a recurrence of his injury; that’s precisely what happened.”

Meanwhile, Palace defender Marc Guehi sustained a knee injury against Brighton but is expected to be sidelined for weeks rather than months.

Eberechi Eze was absent from the Brighton game due to his own hamstring issue, while winger Jesurun Rak-Sakyi was forced off with an injury while making his comeback for the Palace Under-21s on Monday.

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