‘Sad news’ : Crystal Palace’s boss Roy Hodgson’s comments amid 21-year-old teenager’s future could be bad news for Sunderland and Ipswich…

Roy Hodgson’s latest update on Rak-Sakyi.

The Eagles boss told the media, via South London Press: “It’s bad,” confirmed Hodgson.

“We don’t know 100 per cent. We’re not talking a week or two, we’re probably talking longer than that. It’s a real blow.

“Just as you get Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise back almost into the fold, you lose another player who we think is very important for us in our attacking play.

“We regained two and lost one. I would have preferred to have all three.”

Hodgson’s comments could be bad news for Sunderland and Ipswich.

Clearly, it is not nice to see a young player like Jesurun Rak-Sakyi get injured, and the fact that the length and severity of the injury is unknown at this stage is bad news.

It must be said, though, that the above comments, arguably for a couple of reasons, could potentially spell bad news for the likes of Ipswich Town and Sunderland.

First of all, we are assuming both sides remain keen on Rak-Sakyi and would be keen on landing him on loan again in January.

However, any sort of long-term injury would clearly rule that out.

Even if Rak-Sakyi were to recover in say, December, are Crystal Palace really going to want to loan him out into an environment they cannot protect his minutes when he initially returns? It could certainly be argued that could be unlikely.

Furthermore, from Hodgson’s comments above, he genuinely sounds gutted to have lost the youngster for the time being.

This perhaps hints that Hodgson was looking to involve him more, and more regularly, moving forwards.

In that scenario, the need for a Championship loan move for regular minutes would, of course, be negated.

Indeed, then, for a multitude of reasons outlined above, Hodgson’s injury revelation and comments on Jesurun Rak-Sakyi could be bad news for Ipswich and Sunderland.

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