Crystal Palace's injury list continues to grow as Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Wilfried Zaha faces a month on the sidelines.

Hodgson confirms Zaha blow

Hodgson confirms Zaha blow

The Ivory Coast international sustained a knee injury during the Eagles' 1-1 draw with Newcastle last weekend but played through the pain barrier and lasted the full 90 minutes.

However, it has now been confirmed that Zaha faces up to a month on the sidelines although Hodgson has not ruled out a quicker return for the influential 25-year-old.

'It's amazing Wilf was able to play so much of the game [vs Newcastle] with the injury,' Hodgson told reporters. 'He's a very quick healer and we'll be working to get him back as soon as possible. He won't play against Everton, though.

'If he recovered in a week or two it would be a fantastic effort, but it's more realistic we'd have to wait a month for him. It's not certain. He'll be pushing the medical staff to come back as soon as possible.'

Zaha is one of nine Palace first-team players currently unavailable to Hodgson and the former England boss admits he has never known an injury crisis like it during his 42-year managerial career.

He added: 'Quite frankly I can't remember a time when I've had this many players injured at a club.'