Wilfried Zaha tests positive for COVID-19

Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast star, Wilfried Zaha has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating, his club has confirmed.

Wilfried Zaha tests positive for COVID-19

The 28-year-old was left out of the squad to face Burnley in the Premier League on Monday, November 23rd.

Belgium international Michy Batshuayi replaced Zaha in the starting line-up to face Burnley.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson told Sky Sports: “He has tested positive unfortunately for coronavirus so is self-isolating, and is awaiting the results of the next test. He is not feeling particularly ill, but unfortunately, the test proved [positive], and he is following the procedures.”

Zaha did not feature for the Ivory Coast during the recent break, as they played Madagascar home and away in Africa Cup of Nations qualification.

The 28-year-old wrote on Twitter: “Wishing the team good luck today! I’ve got some family responsibilities that I’ve got to take care of, which means I won’t be there for the next two games but will be back next time around.

“Supporting you all the way.”

The Palace star was set to make his 200th appearance at Turf Moor on Monday night November 23.

Wilfried Zaha is the third player at Crystal Palace to test positive for coronavirus after Jordan Ayew and Luka Milivojevic.

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