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Reeling Palace loses steady midfielder McArthur for season

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: James McArthur of Crystal Palace controls the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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When it comes to Crystal Palace’s struggles, the hits keep on coming at Selhurst Park.

Reliable midfielder James McArthur -- he of the 1933 minutes, 2 goals and 2 assists -- is out for the season with torn ligaments in his ankle.

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The 28-year-old Scottish center midfielder was injured in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat versus Bournemouth.

Palace has dropped to 12th in the Premier League after a remarkable start to the season, and is 10 points off the relegation zone. The Eagles have lost five-straight PL matches.

Looks like season over for me with ankle ligaments tore. Just another challenge in my career to make sure I work hard and come back stronger

— James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16) February 4, 2016

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