Quoted by Crystal Palace’s official website, Eagles manager Roy Hodgson has suggested that Gary Cahill could miss the final games of the season with a hamstring injury.
The Eagles entertained Chelsea in a London derby earlier this evening at Selhurst Park but lost out to the Champions League-chasing Blues 3-2.
The opening goal game amid concerning circumstances for the home side, meanwhile, as William raced past Gary Cahill to the ball, with the defender slumping to the ground in a heap, evidently injuring a muscle when running.
And, since full-time, Hodgson has revealed that the defender has damaged his hamstring, with it sounding as though he has got a tear somewhere to contend with.
“It’s a hamstring injury.
“He’s obviously felt his hamstring give way. He’ll obviously be assessed and receive a scan but I’ll be very surprised if there isn’t a tear in the muscle.
“I’d be even more surprised with such a short period of time to play this season if he gets back to be a part of the four matches remaining.”
Cahill is a good defender and has been important for Palace this season so they will miss him in the run-in.
Realistically they are safe from the drop, though, so there will be hope that this won’t impact them too severely.