Hodgson gives update on Wilfried Zaha injury ahead of Everton clash

Roy Hodgson has provided an update on Wilfried Zaha’s injury status ahead of Sunday’s clash with Everton.

The Crystal Palace winger picked up a muscle strain while on international duty with the Ivory Coast and has yet to return to training ahead of the Eagles trip to Goodison Park.

However, Palace boss Roy Hodgson has said that he hopes that the forward will be able to take part in Saturday’s final training session before the match and will take a late fitness assessment before any decisions are made on whether he can be involved.

“It’s good news that he’s close enough to be assessed to see if he’ll be fit enough to play, but you’re taking into areas of sports science and medicine that I’m not comfortable talking about.

“My information is that he hasn’t trained with us since the injury but they’re hoping he’ll be able to train tomorrow and if he does, I guess he’ll be available to play but I won’t know that tomorrow.”

Zaha is, of course, a vital player for Crystal Palace, who haven’t won a game without the 25-year-old in the side since September 2016, and he has already scored three goals and provided one assist in his seven appearances so far this season.

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