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Wilfried Zaha Relaxes In Dubai With Knee In Brace As Crystal Palace Star Battles Back To Fitness



WILFRIED ZAHA is easing away the frustration of injury with some laidback luxury in Dubai.

The Crystal Palace hero wore a knee-brace to protect his sprained ligaments as he reclined on a boat in the United Arab Emirates.

Zaha, who injured his knee against Newcastle two weekends ago, is battling to return at home to Liverpool on March 31 – earlier than first feared.

And he seemed to be enjoying his recuperation period – in one of the world’s richest cities – away from the stresses of the Eagles’ Premier League survival battle.

The Ivory Coast winger, 25, posted a photo on Instagram of himself, wearing just shorts and a cap, looking relaxed and content out at sea.

And Eagles fans soon wished him well in messages below the picture.

PA:Empics Sport Wilfried Zaha sprained knee ligaments against Newcastle

Getty Images – Getty Eagles star Wilfried Zaha hopes to return against Liverpool on March 31

One said: “Rest up mate.” And another supporter wrote: “Get well soon Wilf – enjoy the Dubai weather!”

Manager Roy Hodgson will certainly hope the former England Under-21 star returns fresh and confident as he has earmarked Zaha as one of the keys to Palace staying up.

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Hodgson was relieved to escape the January transfer window without losing the one-time Manchester United flop, who has been monitored by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City

And earlier this season Hodgson said: “I would expect one day that if Wilf continues as he is doing at the moment, then the club will be faced with a situation where someone wants to put a lot of money on the table in order to prise him away.

“That will be a massive decision for the club because I know how much Crystal Palace fans and owners appreciate him and he is the last person we want to lose.”

Zaha hurt his knee in a 1-1 home draw with fellow strugglers Newcastle on February 4, yet played the whole match.

PA:Press Association Palace manager Roy Hodgson hopes Wilfried Zaha can play seven more Prem games this term

Getty Images – Getty Ivory Coast star Wilfried Zaha could be back in action by the end of March

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