Only days after completing a season-long loan to Crystal Palace in the final etchings of the summer transfer window, Eagles signing Loic Remy has already returned to Chelsea following an injury sustained in training with his new club.
The Frenchman has arrived back at Stamford Bridge as part of his treatment for an injury he sustained on Monday – and will therefore no longer be able to feature for Palace in the short-term.
Remy has had a difficult two-year spell at Chelsea following his £10.5million move from Crystal Palace, where a number of injuries and the form of Diego Costa have kept him out of the side, with him having only managed 12 goals in 47 appearances – most of those coming from the bench, however.
The loan move to Crystal Palace would have been a chance for the once Newcastle loanee to re-find his form with regular first team football, however the chances of that now look shot following the incident on Monday and Crystal Palace are likely to have to turn to their other new signing Christian Benteke in their search for goals.
Crystal Palace’s official website released a statement on the player, saying: “The injury is expected to keep him out for a number of weeks but he will be continually assessed during his rehabilitation. The club’s medical team are liaising with their counterparts at Chelsea to monitor his progress.”
“The club’s medical team are liaising with their counterparts at Chelsea to monitor his progress.”
Commenting on the matter, Eagle’s boss Alan Pardew added: “It is obviously a blow for the player and for us as a squad, he has just joined us and we were hoping he would play a big part in the team moving forward. He was looking great in training and this was an innocuous injury which can sometimes happen, unfortunately”.
Remy – formerly of Newcastle and QPR – has had well-documented struggles with injury during his career in England, once failing a medical ahead of a move to Liverpool back in 2014.