By Alex Stevens
Huddersfield attacker Kasey Palmer will be sidelined for two months with a hamstring problem sustained in the team’s win over Leeds last weekend.
The on-loan Chelsea forward was named in the starting XI by manager David Wagner but broke down 25 minutes into the tempestuous clash, which Huddersfield won 2-1.
Palmer, who is an England Under-21 international, has returned to Chelsea to undergo treatment on his hamstring after suffering a recurrence of an injury that kept him out of three matches last month.
The Huddersfield Examiner reported that Palmer will be out for around eight weeks which was confirmed by Wanger at his media conference on Thursday.
“It hurts Kasey and ourselves, of course,” said the Terriers manager, whose side head to Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, as quoted by the Examiner. “But injuries are part of the game and you have to handle them.
“Kasey will be back with us at an interesting time of the season. We have the quality and the alternatives within the squad.”
Palmer joined promotion hopefuls Huddersfield on a season-long loan last summer and has made a big impact in Wagner’s team.
The playmaker has scored five goals in 26 appearances, 17 of which have come from starts, and weighed in with three assists.
The 20-year-old, who has represented England four times at Under-21 level, is contracted to Premier League leaders Chelsea until the end of the season.
In other Leeds news, the club came within a whisker of signing this forward on deadline day.