Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury against Manchester City last weekend.
The winger, who can also operate in midfield, was required to come off early in the 3-1 defeat to City at Selhurst Park.
As reported on the official Palace website, 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.
Palace are currently 13th in the league table and travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal on Sunday
Palace's top scorers this season
Michy Batshuayi - 3
Jeffrey Schlupp - 5
Andros Townsend - 7
Wilfried Zaha - 8
Luka Milivojevic - 12
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