Michael Olise injury latest ahead of Crystal Palace’s clash vs Everton | Football


Michael Olise is sidelined for Crystal Palace due to another hamstring injury (Action Images via Reuters)

Michael Olise is expected to miss Crystal Palace’s remaining fixtures in January due to a hamstring injury.

Olise suffered another injury setback in the closing stages of Palace’s 3-1 win against Brentford in the Premier League on December 30.

The midfielder was subsequently absent for Palace’s goalless draw with Everton in the FA Cup third round last Thursday and he is not expected to recover in time for the replay at Goodison Park next Wednesday.

According to the Evening Standard, Palace are ‘optimistic’ over Olise’s recovery time and the club are targeting a return from injury in February.

The report claims that Olise, who has scored five goals in nine games for Palace since returning from a previous hamstring injury in November, will miss Palace’s Premier League fixtures against Arsenal on January 20 and against Sheffield United on January 30.

Olise will also be absent for Palace’s FA Cup fourth round tie against either Luton Town or Bolton on January 27 if they beat Everton in their replay next week.

Roy Hodgson, the manager of Crystal Palace with Michael Olise after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton

Roy Hodgson insists Michael Olise’s hamstring injury is not a recurrence of his previous issue (Getty)

Speaking before Palace’s draw with Everton last week, Roy Hodgson said on Olise’s injury: ‘As you probably saw in the game against Brentford, Michael Olise had to come off right at the end. He felt his hamstring with the last sprint he made of the game. Unfortunately for us, he won’t take part in this game.

‘We’ll have to nurse him through and hope he gets back as soon as possible. For how long is he out? I can’t answer that one I’m afraid.

‘We’re hoping that this one is going to be nothing like the one that put him out of the game for nearly six months. We don’t think or hope it’s going to be like that.


Everton (A) – FA Cup – January 17

Arsenal (A) – Premier League – January 20

*Luton Town or Bolton (H) – FA Cup – January 27

Sheffield United (H) – Premier League – January 20

Brighton (A) – Premier League – February 3

* FA Cup fourth round tie takes place if Palace beat Everton

‘It is another little setback that I’m sure he and we would not have liked. After his last two performances, which were so good, we were hoping he’d be stepping out tomorrow and treating us again to another great football exhibition.

‘He’s a bit upset that that can’t happen and as are we, but let’s not put too much of a dampener on what’s going to happen going forward.

‘There’s plenty of games left to play in this season, we’ve got another 18 league matches to play, and we’re hoping he’s going to be there to help us.’

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