Roy Hodgson says Jeffrey Schlupp is out for the rest of the season ahead of their trip to Arsenal on Sunday. The Ghanaian was withdrawn during last week’s clash against Manchester City and the Eagles boss has confirmed the blow.
The former Leicester player, who has been deployed in a more central midfield role this season, has made 37 appearances in all competitions, netting five goals. However, his campaign is now over and he will join Mamadou Sakho in the treatment room to the end of the season.
Hodgson said: “We have been a little bit unlucky in this latter period, it started with Mamadou, then we lost James and now we’ve lost Jeff, which is of course three big blows for us. “He won’t play again this season, the ankle injury is such that it will take the three or so weeks we have left (to heal).
“Fortunately, we don’t have quite so many other injuries to deal with but we are getting down to our bare bones, but I guess we aren’t alone in that respect, late in the season teams do get depleted.”