Connor Wickham injury confirmed as cruciate ligament damage
Last Updated: 29/11/16 1:57pm
Connor Wickham suffered cruciate ligament damage during Saturday's game at Swansea, Crystal Palace have confirmed.
Wickham was stretchered off shortly after half-time in a 5-4 defeat, and Alan Pardew said after the game the Palace striker's injury was "serious".
A statement released on the club website on Tuesday confirmed just how serious, and the 23-year-old now faces several months of recovery.
The statement read: "Connor Wickham's injury sustained at the match against Swansea City on Saturday has seen him undergo an MRI scan and it is confirmed he received an anterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee.
"He will now undergo surgery and his return to action will be confirmed once rehabilitation starts following surgery.
"Everyone at the club wishes Connor a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in action as soon as possible."