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Jason Puncheon | Midfielder | #42

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 157

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson expressed hope that Jason Puncheon can train with the club before the end of the season.
The veteran midfielder has been out since January after suffering a serious knee injury but has started running and could make it into training with the squad before breaking for the offseason. Puncheon's the closest of the club's three long-term absentees (Scott Dann and Bakary Sako) to returning according to Hodgson: "[Jason] Puncheon I see most of the three, he is running again now. But Punch, he is actually not that far away from being able to join us. It is not out of the question that he could be out there with us soon before the end of the season." May 2 - 2:40 PM

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Jason Puncheon has paid tribute to the Crystal Palace medical team as he continues his recovery from a serious knee injury.

The Eagles midfielder has been sidelined since New Years Eve when he cynically hacked down Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne ending his own season. Manager Roy Hodgson confirmed at the time that Puncheon had ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament, an injury which he initially thought would keep him out until September. However, Puncheon has been making excellent progress in recent weeks and writing in his programme notes ahead of the Brighton game he revealed: "I am pleased to report that I have been able to get out on the training pitch and do some running. Without putting pressure on myself, I am hoping that in 2-4 weeks I will be [able] to train with the rest of the squad. I would like to thank Chris Morgan, Ed Richmond, Chris Petrie and all the medical team who have been fantastic to get me back to this stage, and I appreciate all their efforts in helping with my rehabilitation."
Apr 16 - 12:34 PM

News broke last week that Crystal Palace will not have midfielder Jason Puncheon available for the remainder of the season.

The veteran midfielder suffered the ACL injury last week in a 0-0 draw with Manchester City when he made a cynical challenge on Kevin De Bruyne, coming out worse in the end. It was the club's second long-term injury of the match as Scott Dann was also ruled out for the season with a knee injury. Said manager Roy Hodgson: "I am not certain that Jason will need surgery but he will need his knee in a brace for a period of seven months and we are waiting on the swelling going down on Scott Dann’s knee and then the surgeon will decide when the right moment is for surgery."
Jan 5 - 11:45 PM

Crystal Palace have plenty of weapons in a normally-fluid attack, but the Chelsea defense made the Eagles their latest victim, keeping the home side out in a 0-1 loss.

Palace got off to a decent start, staying on the front foot, and it nearly led to a goal in the tenth minute, but Chelsea kept Christian Benteke from latching onto a Joe Ledley cross. Jason Puncheon had an excellent chance to score the opener when he was fed the ball in the center of the box but he scuffed his shot. The Eagles were not exactly impressive defensively, but they have been improving of late, and were able to keep a lethal Blues attack to a single goal. Wayne Hennessey made a particularly fine save of a N'Golo Kante strike. Still, it is rough going for Palace, who have had a dismal record in the calendar year of 2016.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 09:38:00 AM

Crystal Palace will have to wait on the status of midfielder Jason Puncheon for the club's match against Liverpool on Saturday.

The midfielder has impressed this season in the No. 10 role, but missed the loss to Leicester City last week due to a calf injury sustained against West Ham two weeks ago. But while manager Alan Pardew said Puncheon is doubtful, defender Scott Dann looks set for a recall after recovering fully from a hamstring injury: "The only slight doubt this week is Punch from our regular squad but Scott Dann is back in the fold so he will be available for selection. It’s good to have our captain available and I am tempted to put him back in as he is our captain but that is a tough decision."
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 05:49:00 AM

Alan Pardew says Jason Puncheon missed the defeat at Leicester because of injury.

Speaking after the match, the Eagles boss revealed Puncheon had failed to recover from the calf strain he had suffered against West Ham in game week eight. There was no mention during the build-up to Saturday and the full extent of the problem remains a mystery. His absence handed Yohan Cabaye a recall and the France international appears to be finding his feet again after a slow start post-Euro 2016. Palace were also without captain Scott Dann who had been passed fit after recovering from the hamstring problem which has kept him out of the last four fixtures. Pardew confirmed the 29-year-old would travel with the group although he was likely to be named on the bench due to a lack of match fitness and the form of James Tomkins and Damien Delaney.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 08:55:00 AM

The wicked streak of 2016 is dead: Crystal Palace won its first game of the year in a 1-0 victory against Norwich City at Selhurst Park.

The infamous streak had reached 14 Premier League games after last week's 2-2 draw with West Ham, a Premier League streak that dated back to December 19. But Jason Puncheon's 68th-minute goal ended all of that ahead of a huge month for the club with a relegation fight and an FA Cup semifinal match against Watford at Wembley. The midfielder, who recently returned from injury, took a pass from Joel Ward outside of the box, cut in onto his left and struck a dipping shot into the far corner of the net for his first Premier League goal of the season. The win brings the Eagles 10 points clear of the final relegation spot with Sunderland two games behind.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Crystal Palace have been dealt a massive injury blow with the news that Jason Puncheon and James McArthur "will be missing for a long period," according to manager Alan Pardew.

The midfield pair each sustained the injuries in the 2-1 loss to Bournemouth on Tuesday with the news coming during one of the club's worst losing streaks in recent memory (which currently sits at five straight Premier league matches). Puncheon is expected to miss the next month and possibly more after suffering a hamstring injury while McArthur could be out longer after straining ankle ligaments. Pardew said Jordon Mutch and Lee Chung-Yong are set to fill in along with Mile Jedinak, but none of the trio are reliable fantasy options outside of a week-by-week lineup format like DraftKings.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Jason Puncheon missed the club's 5-1 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday due to an illness and has been listed as doubtful for the weekend match against Manchester United.

The veteran has struggled this season to replicate his late-season form from last year among a competitive group of midfielders. Jordon Mutch filled in for Puncheon on Wednesday, but Bakary Sako and Wilfried Zaha both starting with Yannick Bolasie on the other wing appears to be a more viable option if Puncheon cannot recover in time for the weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:23:00 AM

Crystal Palace lose again to Arsenal, but no-one is panicking at Selhurst Park…

Palace have lost their last six matches against Arsenal, the last three by a 2-1 margin. But there is no need for panic at the Palace. Connor Wickham led the attack after Glenn Murray’s start at Norwich on the opening day, with Patrick Bamford on the bench – which leaves question marks as to Pardew’s preferred line-up. But he seems settled on Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon as his attacking midfield options. Neither have been spectacular points scorers (nine and seven so far) but their performances suggest they are worth persisting with. Puncheon’s set piece delivery is a dangerous weapon, going close to producing a late equalizer on a couple of occasions on Sunday. Joel Ward was the man, of course. He won’t score many this season – and none better – but is a solid and cheap choice going forward and defensively.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 03:33:00 PM

It was supposed to be a celebration of Steven Gerrard's Liverpool career but Crystal Palace spoiled the Anfied party with a 1-3 win.

Well, that was not very nice. Alan Pardew has brought an effective attacking philosophy to Crystal Palace and it was on display again, despite the emotional atmosphere at Anfield, as he rang in five changes to his XI. Jason Puncheon brought the game level just before half with a wicked free kick. Then on the hour mark, newly inserted Wilfried Zaha scored from a Yannick Bolasie cross. Finally, a Lucas foul on Zaha in the area gave a penalty chance to Glenn Murray. His initial shot was saved but he quickly followed up the loose ball to end affairs. The season will end for Palace at home next week against Swansea.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, May 16, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Jason Puncheon, scorer of free kick goals in each of the past two weeks, has signed a four year extension that will keep him at Selhurst Park through his age 32 season.

Jason Puncheon has done extremely well under Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park but less so under Neil Warnock. After the player nearly left in January over a falling out with Warnock things have turned around entirely as he has committed his future to the club. Alan Pardew's next priority is to keep Yannick Bolasie as the powerful winger has drawn significant attention with his late-season displays.
Sat, May 16, 2015 01:30:00 PM

Jason Puncheon scored a deflected free kick to draw Crystal Palace even temporarily but gave up a late Marouane Fellaini header and dropped a 2-1 decision to Manchester United on Saturday.

After streaking to safety quickly upon Alan Pardew's arrival, Crystal Palace have left supporters wondering how strong they are heading into next season. The loss to United was their fourth on the trot and sees them in danger of falling behind West Brom and former manager Tony Pulis on the season. 13th place isn't a bad result given where they were before Pardew arrived but it is disappointing given their form after his arrival.
Sat, May 9, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Crystal Palace became the latest club to suffer at the hands of Chelsea, as the Eagles could not punch their way through a tough defense and lose 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Considering a win for Chelsea would crown them champions while Palace had little motivation to achieve a positive result, they still carried themselves well and played tight with the title winners. On the half hour mark, Jason Puncheon took a shot that John Terry was able to block, though questions will remain as to whether he knowingly committed handball. Regardless, Terry played like a true captain today, throwing himself in front of many a ball and protecting his keeper. Palace remain 12th in the table with a finish no higher than 11th looking likely.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, May 3, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Jason Puncheon's set piece goal put Palace up 2-0 and they held on to win 2-1 in Week 31 action.

City absolutely dominated possession at Selhurst Park but came away with yet another disappointing result in London. Glenn Murray scored his fifth in five matches to open the scoring. Puncheon opened the second half with a fantastic free kick to double the lead. Yaya Toure pulled one back and forced a great save from Speroni in the late going but Palace held up for all three points.
Source: espnfc
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 05:01:00 PM