Crystal Palace boss Frank de Boer will not take any chances with Wilfried Zaha’s fitness.

Zaha, 24, has been ruled out for a month after suffering a knee injury in the Eagles’ season opener with Huddersfield.

Palace have lost their first two league games under De Boer, and just about managed to beat a youthful Ipswich side in the Carabao Cup.

But the club’s slow start to the season is not going to force the Dutchman to speed up Zaha’s recovery.

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He said: “Wilf is a very robust player, the first couple of days [after the injury] are very important to have a rest and, from now on, I think he's going to start rehab.

“We don't know how long it will take.

“The risk is that you start too early, that he can have a setback, so we are going to see and don't put a time on it right now.”