Crystal Palace defender, Mamadou Sakho, has had a knee operation and is set for a spell on the sidelines, manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday.
French centre back Sakho picked up the injury in Crystal Palace’s 4-1 win over Leicester City last month and missed their 3-1 defeat by Manchester United on Wednesday.
“Mamadou Sakho had an operation in Paris yesterday and will need time to recover. We hope to get him back as soon as we can,” Hodgson told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s English Premier League trip to Burnley.
Defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has shaken off a hamstring injury and is available while Pape Souare is also making progress after dislocating his shoulder.
Hodgson said: “Wan-Bissaka is fit again, which is a boost for us. Souare is close to returning.
“It’s been a fantastic year for Aaron. I like how hard he works and how firmly he’s been able to keep his feet on the ground. His consistency, work-rate and humility to learn and grow are all wonderful assets.”
Crystal Palace are 14th in the table with 30 points from 28 matches.