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Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako out for rest of season with ankle injury

Crystal Palace winger Bakary Sako will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle, manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday.

Sako limped off in the first half of Palace's 1-1 Premier League draw at West Ham United on Tuesday.

Hodgson said the 29-year-old, who has scored six goals in all competitions this season, suffered damage to his ankle ligaments and remains a doubt to be fit for the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

Hodgson described the type of injuries to hit his squad this season as "unusual" as he has just 19 players to choose from for Sunday's league fixture against Newcastle United.

Hodgson added that Norwegian new signing Alexander Sorloth will replace Sako in the squad at Selhurst Park this weekend.

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