Crystal Palace & Wilfried Zaha
It’s been another rollercoaster week for Crystal Palace fans.
Following the 1-1 draw with Newcastle last weekend in the Premier League, news filtered out of Selhurst Park that Wilfried Zaha is injured.
News of Zaha’s injury caught Crystal Palace fans off-guard as the Ivory Coast international completed the 90 minutes against Newcastle.
Palace fans had been lead to believe that Zaha may miss the rest of the season.
But the Times on Wednesday have confirmed that Zaha’s injury isn’t as bad as first feared.
Zaha’s Palace injury timetable
To be clear, Zaha will be sidelined for several weeks. But he could be back to help the Eagles in their fight against the drop. The Times report:
Crystal Palace’s survival hopes have received a boost after it was revealed that Wilfried Zaha’s knee injury will not end his season and he could return at the end of next month.
The attacking player had a scan on Tuesday which revealed that he has sprained ligaments in his knee and the expectation is that he should be able to play in six weeks’ time, several weeks earlier than initially feared.
Palace are just three points above the bottom three, and while Zaha’s injury isn’t as bad as feared, it’s still significant.
The Eagles have been hit with a long list of injuries this season. Already the likes of Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jason Puncheon have been ruled out for the season.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been forced to return to Chelsea as he’s out with an ankle injury. While Bakary Sako, Martin Kelly and Connor Wickham are all injured too.
Of course, Zaha missed a large chunk at the start of the season with a knee injury.
During that time Palace failed to win any of their opening seven EPL matches while they failed to score in any of those matches too.