Cape Town - Crystal
Palace have been dealt a major blow in their survival battle after
confirming that star winger Wilfried Zaha will be out for a month.
Zaha has been a key figure behind Palace moving out of the relegation
zone under boss Roy Hodgson, with the Eagles currently three points
clear of the drop.
However, the former Manchester United man suffered a knee injury in
last weekend’s draw against Newcastle United which will keep him out of
action for around a month.
"It's amazing Wilf was able to play so much of the game with the injury," Hodgson said.
"He's a very quick healer and we'll be working to get him back as soon as possible.
"If he recovered in a week or two it would be a fantastic effort, but
it's more realistic we'd have to wait a month for him. He'll be pushing
the medical staff to come back as soon as possible.
"Quite frankly I can't remember a time when I've had this many players injured at a club."