Premier League: Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha ruled out for four weeks due to knee injury

London: Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been ruled out for four weeks after injuring his right knee in his team's 3-0 home defeat by promoted Huddersfield Town in their opening Premier League game of the season on Saturday.

The Ivory Coast international, who has been Palace's Player of the Year for the last two seasons and signed a new five-year deal in May, left Selhurst Park with his knee in a brace and his absence is a major setback for manager Frank de Boer.

Wilfried Zaha will be missing 4 weeks of action. Twitter/@wilfriedzaha

Wilfried Zaha will be missing 4 weeks of action. Twitter/@wilfriedzaha

British media reported that Zaha, who played the full 90 minutes, is likely to be out until after the upcoming international break and would miss Saturday's league trip to Liverpool and the home game against Swansea City on 26 August.

The 24-year-old would also miss a League Cup fixture against Ipswich Town on 22 August and Ivory Coast's home and away World Cup qualifiers against Gabon on 2 September - 5 September, the reports said.

Palace battled relegation all of last season, only narrowly avoiding the drop under then manager Sam Allardyce. The shock defeat by Huddersfield leaves them second-bottom in the table, above only West Ham United, after the opening round of fixtures.


Updated Date: Aug 16, 2017 12:04 PM

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