Following the return of midfielder Adlene Guedioura against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday following two broken ribs, club physiotherapist Alex Manos runs the rule over injured Palace quartet Glenn Murray, Jack Hunt, Jerome Thomas and Paddy McCarthy.
“Glenn’s done well. He’s been working outside now for the past few weeks and continues to get stronger. It’s just a case of him doing some more football specific work with the fitness coach [Scott Guyett] and joining in with some of the light sessions if possible.
“He’s started to integrate slowly with the warm-ups and then done more specific work with Scott, so he’s progressing well.
“We don’t like to put projected dates on things because with such a long-term injury you can have little hiccups. The important thing is that he is now exclusively outside and he’s not a million miles away from joining in some sessions.”
“Jack’s in a similar position. He’s had a couple of complications, which have just resolved themselves and he’s due to hopefully join in training towards the end of the week.
“He’s been keeping up his fitness work and it’s just a case of getting a couple of good sessions under his belt out on the pitch, such as some positional-specific work.
“He’s looking good and hopefully it won’t be too long before he’s back.”
“Jerome made a quicker than expected recovery from a reasonably significant injury he picked up. He’s maintained his fitness quite well and I back in training now.
“It’s just a case of getting him back up to match speed and joining in with the lads, but he’s done well.”
“Paddy’s doing well. He played last week for the reserves and was then obviously involved in the FA Cup tie with West Brom.
“He’s scheduled to play for the reserves again tonight against Cardiff and then hopefully he’ll be back in the mix. He just needs some game time under his belt.”