Wilfried Zaha is set to miss the final two matches of the season – with Crystal Palace now waiting to discover whether the icon has played his last game for the club.
The Ivory Coast international is in the final seven weeks of his contract and is yet to agree new terms with the club.
Zaha has made no decisions over his future and will now take time out with his family decide his next steps, while he may also seek talks with Eagles chairman Steve Parish, with whom he has built a strong relationship.
Zaha has been offered a contract worth £200,000-per-week by the Selhurst Park club.
However, the forward also has options abroad, with a number of clubs in Europe and the Middle East keen on signing the forward.
Wilfried Zaha is set to miss the rest of the season for Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury
The forward picked up the issue during Palace’s game against Bournemouth at the weekend
Palace boss Roy Hodgson wasn’t sure on the extent of the injury immediately after the game
It is understood he is not ruling out signing another contract with Palace ahead of next season.
The Eagles won their penultimate home game of the season against Bournemouth on Saturday courtesy of two goals from in-form Eberechi Eze – who is back on England manager Gareth Southgate’s radar.
But the victory was marred by a hamstring injury suffered by Zaha, who limped off in the 51st minute.
Asked about the injury on Saturday, the Palace boss Roy Hodgson said: ‘Zaha felt his hamstring which is worrying, but we won’t know how serious until he has the scan. Hopefully, it will only take a few days rather than a couple of weeks.’
Zaha underwent the scan on Monday and Mail Sport understands the extent of the damage is expected to result in Zaha missing the final games against Fulham and Nottingham Forest.
Zaha is arguably the club’s greatest ever player, having made over 450 appearances, and scoring 90 goals, for Palace over two spells at the club.
Meanwhile, Eze, who will be expected to step into Zaha’s shoes as the team’s creator-in-chief if he leaves, has impressed England staff in recent months and is being lined-up for his first call-up.
Eze, 24, has played a lead role in Palace’s excellent run under Roy Hodgson that has seen the club secure their top-flight future, scoring six goals in seven matches.
Zaha had a scan on Monday and the extent of the damage will see him miss rest of the season
Eberechi Eze is likely to step into the role of…