By Declan Warrington, Press Association Sport
Published: 19:25 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 19:25 GMT, 1 March 2019
Roy Hodgson believesthere is 'no question' Crystal Palace will feel Mamadou Sakho's absence after he underwent knee surgery on Thursday.
The central defender was successfully operated on, following the injury sustained in last week's victory at Leicester, and there remains a risk he will not return this season.
Sakho's partnership with James Tomkins has become one of Palace's biggest - and certainly most consistent - strengths during Hodgson's time as the club's manager.
Mamadou Sakho has undergone knee surgery and may miss the rest of Crystal Palace's season
That he and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were absent from Wednesday's 3-1 defeat by Manchester United was also noticeable in the way their defence was uncharacteristically poor.
The £26million Sakho will be replaced for Saturday's fixture at Burnley by either Scott Dann or Martin Kelly and Hodgson said: 'We are going to miss him until such time as he gets fit again. There's no question of that.
'He has been very, very good for the bulk of the time I've been here. When I first came he was shrugging off some