Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has stated that important player Eberechi Eze will miss Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forest due to a hamstring injury.

The Eagles travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. Forest, meanwhile, will aim to snap a three-game losing streak when they travel to South London.

But Steve Cooper’s team may have received a boost in their chances of taking all three points this weekend. Hodgson has stated that, in addition to Eze, another talented forward, Michael Olise, is still out injured.

“He has got a hamstring problem – he has had a scan on it and obviously we will have to wait on a second scan, but it is a serious injury,” Hodgson told the media ahead of Saturday’s game.

Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze sustains hamstring injury - The Athletic

“I’d prefer not to say [if it will take five to six weeks to recover] because I’m optimistic about these things, but the severity of the injury may suggest it.” To be honest, the medical team has been working extremely hard to shorten the prognosis of the injury, but it was a setback for us.

“[Michael Olise] is another one we’ll have to wait on. We’re going to have to wait on two of our most creative players for a while, and it may be quite some time.”

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