RUBEN LOFTUS-CHEEK’S World Cup dream could be KO’d by ankle surgery.
Crystal Palace hope the England midfielder does not need to go under the knife.
But Eagles boss Roy Hodgson admits the clock is ticking as far as this summer’s finals are concerned.
The on-loan Chelsea ace, 21, has not featured since December 28.
And Hodgson said: “The injury is more severe than we originally thought and he may require surgery. His treatment is being handled by our doctor and the Chelsea doctor.
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