Rob Holding's injury nightmare continues as Crystal Palace star suffers fresh blow

Rob Holding joined Crystal Palace from Arsenal in 2023 -Credit:2023 Visionhaus
Rob Holding joined Crystal Palace from Arsenal in 2023 -Credit:2023 Visionhaus

Crystal Palace's Rob Holding has been dealt another blow in his ill-fated season, as he faces a fresh injury setback. The defender is expected to be sidelined for at least the next two matches, including Wednesday's Premier League clash with Newcastle, due to a hamstring issue.

This is just the latest hurdle for Holding, who joined from Arsenal for £4million last summer and has struggled to secure a spot in the first team. After undergoing ankle surgery, the 28-year-old managed to earn a place on the bench for Sunday's 5-2 victory over West Ham.

His only appearance for Palace so far was against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in September.

"Unfortunately Rob Holding is injured again," revealed Eagles boss Oliver Glasner, who otherwise has a fully fit squad for the Newcastle showdown.

"It's tough because he's just back from injury. We don't know the degree but it's something with his hamstring, so we don't know how long it will take."

He added: "He will definitely miss the Newcastle game and I think Saturday against Fulham.

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"When you come back after a long injury and work so hard, and then see him smiling in training with the team and his first time in the squad..." Glasner lamented. "But sometimes it happens, especially if you are not used to team training or your body isn't used to it."

He concluded: "It happened and we have to accept and learn from it so that it doesn't happen again."