Friday Aug 18, 2017. 18:00
Crystal Palace have suffered a massive blow with news that wing-wizard Wilfried Zaha will miss up to a month of action after suffering a knee injury during the club's opening 2017-18 Premier League fixture.
Although the Ivory Coast international finished the 90 minutes against Huddersfield, he departed Selhurst Park with a knee brace and it has now been confirmed that he will not play for around four weeks.
The news comes as a bitter blow for both the Eagles and the Elephants with Zaha set to miss upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Gabon, set to take place in early September.
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Zaha, 24, penned a new five-year contract with Palace earlier this year despite reported interest from elsewhere.
The South London club got their campaign off to the worst possible start; losing 3-0 at home to newly promoted Huddersfield.