Crystal Palace boost as Christian Benteke returns to training
Last Updated: 08/11/17 7:56am
Crystal Palace have been handed a boost with news striker Christian Benteke has returned to training after recovering from a knee ligament injury.
The 26-year-old has missed six games since sustaining the injury in Palace's 5-0 defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City in September.
However, Benteke joined his Eagles team-mates in training at Beckenham on Monday and could be in contention for Palace's game against Everton on November 18 when the Premier League resumes after the international break.
"The Belgian hitman seemed to enjoy being back out on the grass as [manager] Roy Hodgson put his squad through their paces during another international break," the club said on their official website.
Palace are bottom on four points from 11 games, having won one and losing nine of their league outings.
Benteke's return comes as welcome relief to Hodgson, whose team has so far scored just four goals and conceded 22 after getting off to the worst start in league history for an English club.
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