AN INJURY scare for returning Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha was caused by his footwear, Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock revealed.
Zaha lasted an hour of his second coming at Selhurst Park, in the 0-0 draw with Burnley - but Warnock suggested the winger almost didn't make the game at all.
In his post-match press conference, Warnock said: "I was pleased with him [Zaha]. On Thursday he come off injured, With these new fangled boots his studs got stuck in the grass and he went over on his ankle and I never thought he'd start anywhere near today."
Another freak injury also put paid to Warnock's plan to replace Zaha with Joe Ledley during the second half.
The manager explained: "I was going to bring Ledley on but he got injured in the dugout. I don't know how that happened but he felt his hips and his side and he didn't feel right so I couldn't put Ledley on today."