Glenn Murray hopeful of December return for Crystal Palace

Glenn Murray of Palace goes down injured and is later taken off the field during the npower Championship Play Off Semi Final, First Leg at Selhurst Park on May 10, 2013
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Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray reveals that he is on course to return from a knee ligament injury by the end of the year.

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has revealed that he is on course to return from a serious knee injury in December.

The 30-year-old, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season, has not played for the Eagles since damaging ligaments in May.

"December is the aim but there are a lot of ifs and buts," he told the South London Press. "You never know because I haven't done any strenuous exercise for four-and-a-half months - that will be almost six by December.

"It has been pretty bad sitting and watching Palace in the Premier League but it is something I came to terms with pretty quickly over the summer period.

"I knew I was going to be out for a long, long time. Obviously it would be nice to be out there helping the boys - but it is nice to see them out there in the Premier League."

Palace are currently in 19th place in the table after six defeats in their opening seven matches.

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