Kurt Zouma has a small chance of returning by the end of the season 6foot2 have learned
The centre back left Selhurst Park after 19 mins to the chant of ‘that’s how your cat felt’ from Palace fans and was later photographed leaving the ground wearing a surgical boot.
A club source speaking to Claret and Hugh has updated the situation after his scan by saying: “It’s not a break, but severe ligament damage and the ankle is still badly swollen.
“With most players the season would be over but there is a small chance he’ll be back as he has a huge desire to play and his body repairs quicker than most players.”
Zouma is privately telling his fellow team mates he hopes to back in a few weeks and he is determined to get fit again to help the Hammers finish out the season.
The final day of the season is Sunday 28 May 2023 so Zouma has just four weeks to recover.