Crystal Palace can’t seem to catch a break at the moment when it comes to injuries and they have suffered yet another blow, with Wilfried Zaha set for a spell on the sidelines.

Eagles boss Roy Hodgson, as quoted by the Daily Mail, delivered an update on the condition of Zaha but was unable to come with good news.

The good news is he’s a very quick healer. He and the medical staff are working very hard to get him back on the field as soon as possible. He won’t play at Everton on Saturday, and it may take a few weeks more than that. But we hope it won’t be as long as all that.

Zaha has been a pivotal player in Palace’s revitalisation this season and has shown just why he is held in such high esteem at the club. His absence was noticeable during his injured spell earlier on in the season and Hodgson hopes that his men will be able to cope without their talisman.

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We’ll take it on a match-by-match, week-by-week basis and get him back on the field as soon as we can. He’s not out for the rest of the season. If he recovered in a week or two it would be a fantastic effort from his point of view.

Palace have been struggling with injuries throughout the course of the season and at this vital stage, their misery has been compounded following the news about Zaha.

Hodgson and Palace fans alike will hope that the Ivorian international can make a speedy recovery.

We may have to wait a month or so for him, but it’s not certain. All the time the possibility and chance exist to get him back, we’ll do that. He’ll be pushing the medical people to come back as soon as possible.