Oliver Glasner provides fresh injury update and confirms another injury blow ahead of West Ham

Crystal Palace have another injury blow ahead of their West Ham Premier League game.

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner says they have a new injury blow as midfielder Jefferson Lerma is ruled out of this weekend’s game against West Ham. The Eagles will return to Premier League action after an impressive 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield.

But they have been handed another blow with the news that 29-year-old Lemar, who has featured 30 times in all competitions since joining from Bournemouth on a free transfer last summer is injured.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Palace boss Glasner told reporters ahead of the weekend: “We have one new player injured from Liverpool – it’s Jefferson Lerma. He will be out until at least Manchester United.”

On the brighter side, he confirmed Rob Holding who has played in only one league game since joining from Arsenal is back in training and could be involved tomorrow.

He added: “I’m pleased Rob Holding is back. He trained the whole week with us and he will be in the squad. We have three question marks. It was the first time Chris Richards trained with us today, but it was a very easy session.

“Joel Ward has had issues this week with his groin. Will Hughes got a knock yesterday in training. We will take the final decision tomorrow with these three players.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

There is still some work for Oliver Glasner's men to do before they can be assured of their Premier League status for next season, but the win against Liverpool will lift the squad and give them belief.

For West Ham, they will have to find the strength to be able to bounce back after crashing out of Europe in midweek.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.