February 24, 2024

After suffering an injury in just 17 minutes against his old team, Manchester United, Dean Henderson’s Crystal Palace debut did not go as expected. Roy Hodgson has issued an update on the player.

Following the Carabao Cup loss to Manchester United, Roy Hodgson gave an update on the summer acquisition for the team.

Roy Hodgson injury update on Crystal Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson

Sam Johnstone has remained the number one for the time being and it looks like he will stay the first choice due to Dean Henderson‘s unfortunate start to life at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to the Crystal Palace media team on Dean Henderson’s injury, Hodgson said: “Like all those muscle injuries the doctors can tell you which part of the leg the injury occurs in, but are not prepared to give any suggestion on the severity of it.

“That will need a scan I am sure, and we will have to wait for the result of the scan. Often you have to wait a day or two before they can even do the scan. At the minute, we just know he had a very unfortunate end to a game he was really looking forward to playing.”

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Carabao Cup Third Round

Goalkeeper injury will worry Crystal Palace

Even though the 26-year-old is currently not the number one choice, this injury will worry Palace. They will be massively hoping that it is only a short-term injury.

The Eagles spent a lot of money on him in this summer and arguably the fan base would have spent it elsewhere. Depth is lacking in attack but Palace were worried about having only one senior goalkeeper after the fiasco with Vicente Guaita.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Carabao Cup Third Round

Fans of Palace who didn’t think Henderson was necessary in the first place will be irritated by his injury because the Premier League team spent a lot of money on him in the summer and it is rumored that he is also the best paid player at the team.

For the time being, it will appear as though the team has spent a lot of money, and the fact that there are a few injuries in the attacking ranks won’t help either.

It looks like the Eagles face a bit of a waiting game to see how long Henderson is injured for this season.

It didn’t look good as it was an injury that happened to the goalkeeper without any other player being near him.

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