James McArthur confirms he's back in training after injury

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Crystal Palace's James McArthur

The Crystal Palace midfielder has been out with a knee injury in pre-season.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Crystal Palace's James McArthurManchester United's Wayne Rooney and Crystal Palace's James McArthur

Crystal Palace have had to make do without the services of James McArthur at the start of the new campaign.

The 28-year-old suffered a flare up of an old knee injury at the start of pre-season and has therefore been closely monitored by the medical staff at Selhurst Park before getting back into action with the first-team.

Bournemouth's Glenn Murray in action with Crystal Palace's James McArthurBournemouth's Glenn Murray in action with Crystal Palace's James McArthur

But it seems he is now back in training.

McArthur sent this tweet earlier today as he confirmed his return to first-team training at Palace:

McArthur is undoubtedly a key member of the Palace first-team.

His energy in midfield is sorely missed when he does not feature for the club and his return to action will be warmly received by the Palace faithful.

However, it looks likely he will still miss a few more weeks building up match fitness, with Middlesbrough in September pencilled in as a potential return date.

Palace need to get off the ground in this 2016-17 campaign. They lost their opener at Selhurst Park against West Brom and after the way they finished last term coupled with the loss of Yannick Bolasie there are genuine fears Palace could be dragged into a relegation dogfight.

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