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Palace striker Benteke undergoes knee surgery

Palace striker Benteke undergoes knee surgery
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Crystal Palace v Toulouse - Selhurst Park, London, Britain - August 4, 2018 Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke in action Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt   -   Copyright  Adam Holt(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has undergone minor knee surgery, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old has been sidelined since the beginning of September, having withdrawn from the Belgium squad during the last international break.

“The club can confirm that Christian Benteke has undergone minor arthroscopic explorative surgery and washout of his knee, as it had not been settling with conservative management,” Palace said in a statement.

“The surgeon was happy with the outcome and we expect Christian to return to training very soon. A further update will be given in a few weeks’ time.”

Benteke has featured four times for Palace in the league this season but has yet to score.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace, who are 14th in the table and winless in their last three league matches, return to action following the international break against Everton on Oct. 21.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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