Crystal Palace information: Roy Hodgson stays calm regardless of information Wilfried Zaha is out injured for round a month


Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha faces round a month on the sidelines.

The Ivory Coast star, who has scored 4 objectives this season, suffered a knee damage throughout final weekend’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

The information is a serious blow to Palace’s survival hopes, not least as a result of they haven’t received a league sport with out him since September 2016.

There have been fears the Eagles may very well be with out their talisman for the remainder of the season, however supervisor Roy Hodgson mentioned: “The excellent news is he is a really fast healer.

“He and the medical workers are working very laborious to get him again on the sector as quickly as potential.

“He will not play at Everton on Saturday, and it might take just a few weeks greater than that. However we hope it will not be so long as all that.

“We’ll take it on a match-by-match, week-by-week foundation and get him again on the sector as quickly as we are able to.

“He is not out for the remainder of the season. If he recovered in per week or two it will be a implausible effort from his viewpoint.

“We may have to wait a month or so for him, but it’s not certain. All the time the possibility and chance exist to get him back, we’ll do that. He’ll be pushing the medical people to come back as soon as possible.”

Zaha himself confirmed the information that he’ll miss a bit of Palace’s relegation battle.

He wrote on Twitter: “After seeing a specialist over the last few days, I can sadly confirm that I will be on the sidelines for the next few weeks. Thank you to the fans for all your support and I hope to back playing again as soon as possible!”

Zaha is added to a prolonged damage checklist for Hodgson, who can also be with out Bakary Sako, Jeffrey Schlupp, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham and Julian Speroni.

Deadline-day arrival Alexander Sorloth, the 6ft 4in striker signed from FC Midtjylland, may very well be pitched in for a debut in opposition to Everton at Goodison Park.

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