Date: 21st September 2016 at 3:19pm
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James Tomkins’ Crystal Palace career has been stop start in the early stages since his arrival from West Ham but his knee injury in the win against Stoke isn’t as bad as first feared.

Palace chairman Steve Parish has revealed, despite the defender leaving Selhurst Park on crutches having been forced off at half time in the win on Sunday after opening the scoring in that four-one win on his full Premier League debut, his knee is ‘okay.’

A bit of luck on the injury front is something we’ve been due with Parish telling the Sun we look to have got this with Tomkins.

‘We need some more luck than we had with injuries last year. We’ve had some good news with Tomkins this week because it looks like his knee’s okay although he went off at half-time. We’ve had a bit of a bad run with injuries, so hopefully our luck’s about to turn.’

Yohan Cabaye, Pape Souare and Loic Remy are all currently out with mid to long-term injuries but Tomkins at least doesn’t look to be joining them.

He’s had a mixed start to his career at Selhurst so far hasn’t he with a couple of injury problems suffered already, including a setback on his first appearance for Palace during pre-season.

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