NATHANIEL CLYNE has been placed on the stretcher after an awkward challenge with Thiago Silva.
The hapless Crystal Palace full-back was substituted at half-time during his side’s clash with Chelsea.
Silva, 38, was lucky to remain on the pitch after deliberately playing with his hand to prevent Jordan Ayew from running on goal.
The Brazilian got off only with a yellow card and shortly afterwards assisted the Blues’ equaliser, heading towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to open his account for the west Londoners.
After an unfortunate landing after an aerial challenge with Silva, Clyne was writhing in pain and required urgent treatment before being carried off the stretcher.
Palace chief Patrick Vieira was furious after the incident and received a yellow card for his protests.
Clyne, 31, has been a regular for the Eagles this season and they will hope his injury is not as serious as first feared.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6345754/nathaniel-clyne-stretchered-off-palace-chelsea/ Nathaniel Clyne stretched after an awkward landing and writhed away on the stretcher during the Crystal Palace v Chelsea clash