Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare out for two months after undergoing operation on dislocated shoulder
- Pape Souare was injured during Saturday’s FA Cup victory against Grimsby
- Defender dislocated his shoulder and has undergone successful operation
- Souare broke his jaw and thigh bone in horrendous car crash back in 2016
- He was out for year and made comeback to brilliant reception by supporters
Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare is set for around two months of recovery following an operation on his dislocated shoulder.
Senegal full-back Souare suffered the injury during Saturday’s FA Cup 1-0 victory against Grimsby.
The club released a statement saying he had undergone a ‘successful operation’, adding ‘the plan is for him to return to training in around two months’ time’.
Pape Souare dislocated his shoulder and the weekend and has undergone surgery
Souare posted a brief update on his social media account. The defender said: ‘Quick minor op, and it went great can’t wait to get back doing what I love.
‘I wanna thank everyone for their ongoing support. See you soon.’
Souare previously endured an injury nightmare following a car crash on the M4 back in September 2016.
Roy Hodgson will be without the defender for around two months while he recovers
He had to be airlifted to hospital and there were fears he might never be able to play professionally again after breaking his thighbone and jaw.
But after 11 months out of action he finally returned to training and was given a hugely welcoming reception when he completed his comeback in a League Cup game against Huddersfield.
Souare has only started twice for Roy Hodgson’s side this season, both in cup competitions and has made just one appearance in the Premier League off the bench.
Souare was out with career threatening injuries in 2016 but fought back to play again