Crystal Palace keeper Steve Mandanda facing six-week layoff with knee injury

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is expected to be out for six weeks with a knee injury, which requires surgery.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is facing six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in training.

Manager Alan Pardew confirmed the blow in Friday's press conference, revealing that the shot-stopper requires surgery after his knee locked up during a session.

The 55-year-old 'thinks' that it will be six weeks before the goalkeeper can play again, which causes problems for the Eagles ahead of the busy festive schedule.

Pardew's side are currently 17th in the Premier League table, just one place above the relegation zone due to a better goal difference than Hull City.

Palace have won just three of their 13 league games this season, and pressure is growing on Pardew as his team have lost their last six top-flight fixtures.

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 22, 2015
Read Next:
Pape Souare unsure of football return
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account