Glenn Murray is expected to undergo knee surgery today after sustaining cruciate damage in the first leg of the Crystal Palace play-off tie against Brighton on Friday 10th May.
The club wanted to act as soon as possible to repair the strikers knee, who has been instrumental in the London side's promotional push in 2012/13 with the injury a cruel and sweeping blow to both club and player.
Murray has been in deadly prolific form, finishing as the league's top marksmen on 30 goals, two goals clear of highly rated Jordan Rhodes and will be sorely missed. This kind of form forced Palace to offer the 29 year old a two year extension to his contract, which he signed to the delight of fans at the end of April 2013, securing his long term future at the club.
Palace defender Peter Ramage tweeted the following: "Spoke to the man Muz this morning, think he's is getting sliced n diced today, got all fingers and toes crossed it's goes well.
"Going try and see him tomorrow so if uve got any messages for him ill pass them on, try cheer up the miserable old sod #Pray4Muzza"
The Cumbrian striker will not only miss the play-off final at Wembley a week on Monday, early reports also suggest he will not feature for the club again until 2014 wherever Palace will be playing their football next season.
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