LONDON (AP) Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare could be sidelined for up to six months after undergoing surgery on his leg and jaw following a serious car crash.
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The Senegal international was airlifted to hospital after being involved in a crash on a motorway last weekend.
Palace manager Alan Pardew said “we think in four, five, six months he will be running and training again.”
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Pardew said on Friday, “We have reminded him that his injuries are not as bad as they might have been, we are still not quite sure of some of the muscle injuries due to the trauma he has been under, but we think he looks OK.”
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Troy Deeney won and converted a PK, then scored a late winner as Watford took all three points from Selhurst Park in a 2-1 win on Saturday
Palace’s 2016 struggles continued, with Emmanuel Adebayor‘s equalizer going for naught. The Eagles now have one point in seven matches and continue their free fall down the PL table.
Papa Souare took a late red for a hard tackle, to add insult to Palace’s injury.
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It took just a quarter-hour for Watford to seize the lead, as Mile Jedinak wrapped up Deeney with both arms, and the Hornets captain tumbled in the box to earn a PK he’d finish to make it 1-0.
But Palace equalized just before halftime, working hard to keep a long throw in play before crossing for Adebayor to put a looping header past Heurelho Gomes.
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Adebayor could’ve made it 2-1 if not for a sweeping single leg save from Gomes after a dangerous Wilfried Zaha sent a low ball through the six.
With Palace looking okay to pick up another needed point, Deeney was Johnny-on-the-spot to trap and belt home an ineffective header from Damien Delaney.