Jeffrey Schlupp set for a month on the sidelines after hamstring blow

Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp is set for a month out after pulling his hamstring following his goal against Sheffield United as manager Roy Hodgson rues ‘unfortunate’ blow for in-form midfielder

  • Jeffrey Schlupp will have a scan on Monday after his first-half hamstring pull
  • The Crystal Palace midfielder scored the first goal before being forced off
  • Ebere Eze replaced Schlupp and his stunning solo effort put the hosts 2-0 up 
  • Christian Benteke was also withdrawn after suffering a dead leg after half-time 

Jeffrey Schlupp is set for a scan on Monday amid concerns he will miss at least a month with a hamstring injury.

Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp pulled up in the first half of their 2-0 win against Sheffield United, in which he scored the opener, and was forced off after a period of treatment.

Manager Roy Hodgson said: ‘Jeff Schlupp is more concerning as it is definitely a muscle injury. He felt a hamstring pull.

Jeffrey Schlupp converted from close range before being replaced by fellow scorer Ebere Eze

Roy Hodgson said after Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win that he felt Schlupp was a long-term absentee

‘It looks like we’re going to miss him for a while and that’s unfortunate because he’s been doing very, very well for us.’

Schlupp was replaced after 40 minutes by Ebere Eze, who scored a sensational second goal to seal Palace’s win as the Eagles moved up to 14th in the Premier League. 

They also lost Christian Benteke to injury early in the second half but Hodgson said: ‘Benteke got a kick in the first half – we think it’s a dead leg which usually doesn’t develop into anything long term.’

Christian Benteke went off just after half-time with a dead leg having set up the first goal

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