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Christian Benteke | Forward | #17

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 183

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Christian Benteke will likely miss the next two months due to knee surgery.
The Belgian international's disappointing spell as Crystal Palace's most expensive signing ever only continued after having arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday. Benteke missed the last four games with a a knee issue that never recovered despite the rest, leaving surgery as his only option. Hodgson said he doesn't expect the forward back until after the New Year, leaving Jordan Ayew and Alexander Sorloth to pick up the slack: "We tried the conservative route to put an end to his knee problem, which he has suffered with for a while. That didn't work out. There was always the risk that if it didn't work out an operation would be necessary and I got the bad news that the operation was necessary, had taken place and now he will be out for a long period of time...there's no doubt we won't be seeing much of him this year. I think it will take until into 2019 before we see him, but hopefully earlier than later in 2019." Oct 13 - 6:58 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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