MAROUANE Chamakh has a suspected broken nose following a clash with Seamus Coleman in Palace's 1-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday.
The Moroccan had to be stretchered off after just 25 minutes and was replaced by debutant Jordon Mutch. His early loss had a big impact on Palace's performance, believes boss Alan Pardew.
He said: "I think the loss of Cham was significant today.
"He's guile and experience around the box would have been important in the 80 minutes or whatever that followed.
"We think it's a broken nose we fear. So it'll be fingers crossed he doesn't get my cold.
"He wasn't concussed but it was a heavy blow to the nose and he's got a cut on it as well. I think he will be OK for Leicester."