Schlupp to have scan over suspected injury

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Crystal Palace are set for an anxious wait to find out the extent of the Black Star's possible injury picked up on Saturday

Crystal Palace utility man Jeffrey Schlupp could be set for another spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in Saturday's Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town

The Ghanaian was forced off the pitch early in the 21st minute following a seeming setback, his place taken by Yohan Cabaye.

"We’re more concerned about Jeffrey Schlupp coming off because he’s rolled his ankle and you always worry with those - that he’s damaged some ligaments - but we won’t know until he’s had the scan," Hodgson said.

"I’m hoping that him and Wilf [Wilfred Zaha] will recover.”

An injury will be a massive setback for the Ghanaian, who only made an injury return against Manchester United last week after an almost two-month absence. 

He had been a key feature of Hodgson's set-up since the former England manager replaced Frank de Boer in September.

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The German-born, who joined The Eagles from Leicester City in January last year, has made 22 Premier League appearances, involving 21 starts, so far this season.

Palace, meanwhile, won Saturday's game by a 2-0 score.

 

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