July 17, 2020 / 3:17 AM / a month ago

Palace's Van Aanholt may miss start of next season with injury

Soccer Football - Premier League - Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - July 16, 2020 Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt after sustaining an injury, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool/REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt may miss the start of next season after dislocating his shoulder during Thursday’s 2-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester United, manager Roy Hodgson has said.

The Dutch left back was carried off on a stretcher after colliding with United striker Anthony Martial. The 29-year-old started 36 of Palace’s 38 league matches last season and has featured 29 times in the current campaign.

“It’s a bad injury and it’s going to keep him out for a long period,” Hodgson told reporters.

“I think he’ll require an operation and that’s bad news for us. Patrick has been solid for us, he’s had a good season, he’s hardly missed any games and now we might start next season without him.”

A sixth straight league defeat left Palace 14th with 42 points. They visit Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday before a home game against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season on July 26.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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