Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise has been ruled out of his side’s FA Cup clash with Everton tomorrow night due to a hamstring injury.
Olise scored twice in Palace’s 3-1 win against Brentford on Saturday but was seen hobbling at the end of the game, leading to concerns he may have suffered a fitness setback.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson confirmed Olise will not be available to face Everton, and admitted he is unsure how long the 22-year-old will be sidelined for.
‘Michael Olise had to come off right at the end as he felt his hamstring with the last sprint he made in the game. He won’t take part tomorrow,’ Hodgson said.
‘We have to nurse him through and hope he comes back as quickly as possible.
Michael Olise could be set for a spell on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring against Brentford
Roy Hodgson has confirmed Olise will miss tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Everton
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‘The next question will be how long is he out but I can’t answer that one.
‘We’re hoping this one won’t be as bad as the one that put him out for six months. We don’t think and hope it won’t be like that.’
Olise’s injury is a blow for the player and Palace after he also missed his side’s first 11 league games this term with another hamstring issue.
Since returning to the team he has scored five goals and registered one assist in nine matches to prove his importance to the south London club.
But they will now have to cope without him against the Toffees, and potentially for their next games after that.
Palace are due to have a 16-day break once they have played Everton, with their next league game not scheduled until they travel to Arsenal on January 20.
They are then set to take on Sheffield United at Selhurst Park to round off the month 10 days later.