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Connor Wickham: Crystal Palace forward to have knee surgery

Connor Wickham

Wickham has played eight times in Premier League for Crystal Palace this season

Crystal Palace forward Connor Wickham will have an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury.

Wickham was taken off during Palace’s 5-4 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday.

Palace said a timeframe for the 23-year-old’s return to action will be confirmed once his rehabilitation starts following the surgery.

“Everyone at the club wishes Connor a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in action as soon as possible,” a Palace statement said.

Palace, who are 17th in the Premier League table and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, host Southampton on Saturday.