Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has ruked out Wilfred Zaha for a month due to his knee injury.
Zaha was injured in the game against Newcastle but was able to feature all through the 90 minutes. Crystal Palace drew the game on Sunday.
There were reports Zaha could be out for several numbers of months but the coach has refuted the claims.
“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,” Hodgson said.
Ivory Coast international Zaha missed eight games with a similar knee injury earlier in the season.
He has scored four goals for Palace this season with the Eagles 14th in the Premier League.
The injury to Zaha follows Palace’s forward Bakary Sako being ruled out of the rest of the season with a fractured ankle and damaged ligaments, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on loan from Chelsea, is also out.