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James Tomkins | Defensemen | #5

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 163

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Roy Hodgson moved quickly to allay injury fears after James Tomkins was forced off during the closing stages of Sundays last-gasp defeat to Tottenham.
Having already lost Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward to injury during the build-up to the game, Palace were without twelve players for the lunchtime kick-off - seven of which are considered first-team regulars. Palace handed under-23 defender Aaron Wan-Biassaka his senior debut while the Eagles bench was almost unrecognisable to those outside of the club. And things looked to be getting a lot worse when James Tomkins was helped off the pitch with less than 10 minutes remaining. However, post-match, Hodgson confirmed the defender had been suffering from "severe cramp" and he will be ready for the visit of Manchester United next weekend. Palace could also have Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp back to bolster the ranks – both players are hoping to rejoin the group in training this week – Monday could come too soon for Joel Ward, but he isn't too far away. Feb 26 - 8:39 AM

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