Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace won’t play football for eight months due to Achilles injury

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Eberechi Eze of Crystal Palace would not be available for the club for the rest of the season and he might stay out of football for eight months due to an Achilles injury he sustained during training.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder who joined Crystal Palace from Queens Park Rangers on August 28, 2020, for a transfer fee worth €17.80 million, last played for Crystal Palace on May 16, 2021, in their 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.

After the game, he participated in the club’s training ahead of the club’s 37th league game which was against Arsenal on Wednesday, May 19. Unfortunately for Crystal Palace, Arsenal defeated them 1-3 without the attacking midfielder.

A day before the game, Crystal Palace coach, Roy Hodgson told the press that Eberechi Eze would be accessed ahead of the game to ascertain whether he would be fit enough for the league match.

Before the game kicked off on Wednesday, the Nigerian-born attacking midfielder underwent a scan and it was confirmed that he had developed an Achilles injury which means that he would not play the club’s last game of the season which is against Liverpool on May 23.

Eberechi Eze
Eberechi Eze.

Eberechi Eze would not only miss the rest of the 2020-2021 season, he would not be available for the club in the first few league games of the 2021-2022 season.

Hence, his absence might be a big blow for the mid-table club and might also affect their transfer decisions during the forthcoming summer transfer window.

The attacking midfielder has been having a great season since he joined Crystal Palace. He has been playing so well that he was seen as an option for the head coach of England’s national team, Gareth Southgate ahead of Euro 2020.

His performance has also attracted the attention of his father’s country, Nigeria but his current injury might make it difficult for him to return to the reckoning he has started to enjoy.

Before he got injured, Eberechi Eze has scored 4 Premier League goals and provided 6 assists in 34 games. He has played a total of 36 games in all competitions for Crystal Palace this season.

His effort has helped Crystal Palace to remain on the 13th spot on the league table with 44 points in 37 games after recording 12 wins, 8 draws, and 17 defeats.