Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson hopes Wilfried Zaha can quickly recover from the hamstring injury he sustained against Newcastle United last night.
The Eagles recorded two consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since Matchday 2 after a 2-1 comeback win over the Magpies at St. James’ Park.
They followed in just two minutes after a goal from Jonjo Shelvey, but came back well before the 30th minute with a brace from Jairo Riedewald and Gary Cahill.
The Magpies were the better team in the second period, but the Eagles held for a second straight win that put them within two points of the top half of the table.
The only setback from the game was the hamstring injury Zaha sustained before the hour, and Hodgson is hoping the attacker can recover quickly.
“We have big problems with these things, we really hit a bad spot. I rather hope that it will not be serious, because Wilf has enormous powers of recovery. “ He said after the game as quoted by Standard Sport.
The Eagles boss added that he is more concerned with the central midfielders’ injuries at the moment with James McCarthy, James McArthur and Jeffrey Schlupp on the sidelines.
“We’ll miss Wilf, but there are other strikers who can play. I’m more concerned about central midfield.” He continued to tell.
Zaha has been an extremely influential player for the Eagles this season with nine goals and two assists from 19 league games.
The 28-year-old hasn’t scored regularly lately compared to the start of the season when he was in great shape.
However, he was still impressed with the ability to create opportunities for his teammates and Palace looked better on the squad with him.
The Ivorian has had an excellent fitness record over the past few years and it remains to be seen how the Eagles will handle his absence in the upcoming games.
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