Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha is set to visit a specialist on Tuesday after injuring his knee in the club’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle yesterday, according to Ed Aarons of the Guardian.
The Ivorian is now expected to be out of action injured for ‘some time’, coming as a major blow for Palace who are desperately battling for Premier League survival.
The South London club secured a vital point at Selhurst Park against Newcastle on Sunday, as Luka Miliovojevic cancelled out Mo Diame’s first-half strike to draw the Eagles level.
Wilfried Zaha will see a specialist tomorrow after injuring his knee in the draw with Newcastle on Sunday. Expected to be out for some time #cpfc
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) February 5, 2018
This deals Palace a huge blow as their star man looks set for a long spell out injured.
The injury comes at an extremely inconvenient time for Roy Hodgson’s side who face a very tricky run of games.
Three of their next three fixtures see them come up against some of league’s top six sides, including; Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Eagles continue to look over their shoulder, despite being sat in 14th, with the Premier League bottom half becoming so congested.
Just three points separates 11th-placed Watford from 19th-placed Huddersfield Town.
Palace fans react
Wilfried Zaha is reportedly set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his knee vs. Newcastle. Palace fans pic.twitter.com/6BdA9B6KHQ
— Coral (@Coral) February 5, 2018
Like to remind everyone that Crystal Palace have not won a Premier League game without Zaha this season
— Ryan (@powerfulrya) February 5, 2018
Zaha injured = #cpfc are going down! We are pretty much a 1 man team 😭😭
— Dave Richardson (@DaveCPFC88) February 5, 2018
Zaha out for weeks you say pic.twitter.com/PnWgtl0Ht3
— Fan of the Year 2018 (@MarcWilliams22) February 5, 2018
— Jamie Angus (@grvlx001) February 5, 2018