By Richard Cawley
Crystal Palace have yet to comment on reports that Wilfried Zaha is facing another spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.
The Ivory Coast international picked up the problem in Sunday’s 1-1 home draw with Newcastle United but stayed on for the full duration of the Premier League fixture.
It has been claimed that Zaha will go for a scan and could be facing up to eight weeks out.
It will be a major blow to Palace’s hopes of winning their battle to stay up – especially considering their paucity of options in the wide areas.
Bakary Sako, who had been their most in-form attacker in recent weeks, has already seen his season ended due to a fractured ankle. Sullay Kaikai, another wide option, has been loaned to Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the campaign.
Zaha also suffered a knee injury on the opening day of the season against Huddersfield and Palace failed to score a goal or claim a point until he was back.
The Eagles are decimated by injuries with Martin Kelly (hamstring), Julian Speroni (knee), Jeffrey Schlupp (knee), Jason Puncheon (knee), Scott Dann (knee), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ankle) and Connor Wickham (knee) all ruled out.