Schlupp delighted by 'unexpected' injury return for Crystal Palace

Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace
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The Ghanaian talks about his return to the pitch after some time in the treatment room

Crystal Palace utility man Jeffrey Schlupp has credited the club's medical team for his quick comeback to action following an injury layoff. 

The Ghana international made a return as a late substitute in Saturday's 5-0 thrashing of former side Leicester City in the Premier League.

There were initial fears that he could be out for not less than two months following the incident, which occurred during a league fixture against Huddersfield Town in March.

“I’m delighted to be out there playing again," Schlupp said, as reported by Londonnewsonline.

“When I first got injured, there were fears that my season was done but all the staff and the medical team worked hard with me and I managed to come back earlier than expected.

“I’ve had a bit of time with them before when I injured my knee and I put all my trust in them.

“They know how my body works and they’ve managed to do a great job and get me back for the last few games – all credit to them.”

After playing the last seven minutes of Saturday's big win, Schlupp is hoping to be a regular feature of Roy Hodgson's set-up as the season draws to a close.

The Eagles' recent outstanding performance, however, paradoxically becomes a challenge to his personal ambitions. 

“I want to play every game but obviously the team played so well [against Leicester],” said Schlupp. 

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“We’ll have to see how it goes but we’re looking forward to the Stoke [City] game – we want to win every game.”

The German-born, who joined Palace from Leicester last year, has made 23 Premier League appearances, involving 21 starts, so far this season.