Premier League: Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer in no hurry to bring injured Wilfried Zaha back in squad
Crystal Palace will not rush injured winger Wilfried Zaha back into action and have not put a time-frame on the Ivory Coast international's return, the Premier League club's manager Frank de Boer has said.
London: Crystal Palace will not rush injured winger Wilfried Zaha back into action and have not put a time-frame on the Ivory Coast international's return, the Premier League club's manager Frank de Boer has said.
The 24-year-old, who scored seven league goals and provided eleven assists to win Palace's Player of the Year last season, sustained a knee injury during their 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town in the opening league game of the season.
"Wilf is a very robust player, the first couple of days (after the injury) are very important to have a rest and, from now on, I think he's going to start rehab," De Boer said after Wednesday's 2-1 win over Ipswich Town in the League Cup.
"We don't know how long it will take. The risk is that you start too early, that he can have a setback, so we are going to see and don't put a time on it right now."
Palace, who will play Huddersfield Town again in the third round of the League Cup in September, host Swansea City in the league on Saturday.
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The Norwegian, who took over from Jose Mourinho in 2018, will stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024, with the option of an extra year.
The move appears to form part of a rebuilding process at the north London side, with Belgium defender Alderweireld leaving despite having two years left on his contract.