By Ben Dinnery

30th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Injury expert: This is when Eze will make Crystal Palace comeback after 'big' update

Eberechi Eze is likely to return to training soon and could make his Crystal Palace comeback in November.

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

Eze has not featured for Palace since he sustained an achillles tendon injury in a freak incident in training in May.

As quoted by Football London on 23 September, the 23-year-old admitted he was at “peace” and felt under no pressure to rush his recovery.

But Dinnery predicted the attacking midfielder could return to play in November if he maintains his physical regime and positive mental outlook.

“He is going to be in and around those training pitches and moving to the next phase,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“We’re currently four months after the surgery. He is going to be ready to step up to that next phase of recovery.

“Up until this point, most of the work would have been gym-based. He should be able to go out on the grass and undertake some light jogging.

“He’ll do some light work on the achilles and prepare the body for the rigours of the game.

“Then gradually, as you close in on the return to play around November, you’ll do some sport-specific work.

“There is a list of activities he’ll need to complete before he can progress to the next level. It’s almost like a tick-box exercise.

“That mental aspect of the recovery is big as well. You need to know the player has that confidence and is ready to relight that fire.”

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