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.

He said:

“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.


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