Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner has confirmed that Chelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer won’t play for the club again this season. The 20-year-old attacker has suffered a setback during his rehabilitation with his parent club, and won’t play for the club again. He is on loan at the John Smith’s Stadium for the season from the current Premier League table toppers.
It therefore remains to be seen if Palmer will indeed pull on a Huddersfield shirt on again in the future. Should the Terriers win promotion into the Premier League, or if they miss out this season and remain in the second tier, Wagner could possibly be open to the prospect of resigning Palmer once his fitness has improved. In better news, Izzy Brown, also on loan from Chelsea, has recovered from injury and may play this weekend.
Wagner was speaking at his pre-match press briefing ahead of Saturday’s home clash with in-form Fulham, with the pair both holding serious prospects of playing in the Premier League next season. Phillip Billing may return from injury to be involved as well, but Wagner gave the bad news on Palmer, and said the player is very downbeat,
“Unfortunately Kasey Palmer has had a setback in his rehabilitation at Chelsea and is out for the season.
“I have spoken to Kasey on the phone. It is not the best time for him, but it’s a small part of his career.”
Huddersfield know a victory on Saturday will confirm their spot in the end of season play-offs once and for all, after holding one of the previous spots for a few months now.
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