Crystal Palace has decided not to be in a haste in bringing back the injured winger Wilfried Zaha back into action and have not put a timeframe 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 11 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.