Crystal Palace nervous wait for scan after star’s injury blow

Crystal Palace hoping for the best with Zaha going for a scan later today to try to ascertain the level of damage.

Everyone at Crystal Palace is anxiously waiting for the scan result of star man Wilfried Zaha who was forced off against Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The Ivorian international is the main at Selhurst but there are fears that he could be out for a while, with manager Patrick Vieira confirming his injury doesn’t look great after the game against Eddie Howe’s side over the weekend.

The 30-year-old rarely misses a game but he was forced to watch most of the second half from the bench and will not know if he can play in the crucial February month after the scan.

The Eagles will have to take on Manchester United, their nemesis Brighton and Hove Albion, Brentford and Liverpool in February - and losing Zaha would be a devastating blow for Patrick Vieira.

There is a feeling that Crystal Palace have been punching above their weight again this season, with the team screaming for new signings to challenge the first team for places.

The good news is that as Palace are out of the FA Cup, they will have two weeks to recover from their recent games before they take on Manchester United in early February.

United themselves have been struggling after a late draw against Palace and a defeat to Arsenal.

Zaha has six Premier League goals this season and is in the last six months of his contract with growing reports that he might not be interested in signing a new deal.