Eberechi Eze to be sidelined for six weeks with hamstring injury
Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze’s hamstring injury may keep him out for six weeks, according to reports. The midfielder will also miss England’s games this month against Australia and Italy. Eze was taken off after 88 minutes for Palace in their 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday at Old Trafford.
The 25-year-old has had a strong start to the season, but his injury is a serious setback for Palace, who are additionally missing Michael Olise as he starts his hamstring injury recovery.
Although Dean Henderson, Jefferson Lerma, and Naouirou Ahamada also remain out hurt, Olise and newly acquired Matheus Franca are not anticipated to return until late October.
Eberechi Eze made his England bow in June against Malta, and he received his second cap in an exhibition victory against Scotland last month at Hampden Park.
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After having an acceptable beginning to the campaign under Roy Hodgson, Palace is currently ninth in the Premier League and will take on Nottingham Forest on Saturday at Selhurst Park.
In the first few weeks of the new season, Eze appeared for every minute in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old would have had a good chance of getting selected for England’s forthcoming matches given his strong start to the campaign.
In addition to being included in their latest team and playing off the bench in England’s 3-1 triumph over Scotland, he earned his international debut against Malta back in June.
Since suffering an Achilles injury in 2021 that required him to miss six months of action, Eze’s injury record has been almost perfect but a recent setback will see him miss plenty of games.
He participated in all 38 of Crystal Palace’s Premier League contests last season, and Roy Hodgson’s team will feel his absence in the coming weeks.