Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson admitted the injury which ruled Cenk Tosun out for the season ‘hit the club for six.’

The forward suffered a knee injury in training on Tuesday and returned to his parent club who revealed he’ll likely miss the remainder of the season, cutting short his loan-spell with the Eagles.

Tosun joined the Selhurst Park outfit in January on an initial 18-month loan with a view of making the deal permanent next summer.

The injury has also almost certainly ruled the 28-year-old Turkish international out of the summer’s Euros.

“He was starting to find his feet at the club,” Hodgson said.

“He was set to become a much bigger part for this club, more than he maybe could’ve been at Everton in the last couple of years.

“I was thinking it was going to be great having him here, he brought something I don’t think we had it the squad.

“It’s a terrible time for him, he was looking forward to playing in the Euros for Turkey.

“So to be given the hit of this cruel blow we have enormous sympathy for him and we wish him all the best and to see him back fairly soon.”