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Premier League injuries: Lavia suffers another setback

Paul Macdonald
Romeo Lavia, Chelsea, 2023/24
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Injuries in the Premier League are a reality that managers – in real life and of the Fantasy Premier League variety – have to factor into their thinking on a weekly basis.

Multiple teams have lost key figures in the first portion of the season, with Arsenal‘s summer signing Jurrien Timber suffering an ACL injury on his debut, while the likes of Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia have suffered similar setbacks for Aston Villa.

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Chelsea‘s Christopher Nkunku has only recently returned to the pitch to make his competitive debut for the Blues, while Romeo Lavia has suffered yet another heartbreaking setback. Chelsea, Man Utd and Newcastle have at times had as many as a dozen players sidelined.

With the 2023-24 Premier League campaign underway, which English top-flight players are currently injured?

Premier League Injury Table

Arsenal injuries

Arsenal Injuries

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Thomas Partey Thigh January
Oleksandr Zinchenko Calf January
Jurrien Timber Knee March
Fabio Vieira Groin January

Aston Villa injuries

Aston Villa injuries

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Emiliano Buendia Knee June
Tyrone Mings Knee June
Matty Cash Ill January
Robin Olsen Knock January
Lucas Digne Thigh January
Youri Tielemans Calf January

Bournemouth injuries

Bournemouth

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Tyler Adams Hamstring February
Ryan Fredericks Calf Unknown
Lloyd Kelly Hamstring January
Emiliano Marcondes Foot Unknown
Darren Randolph Ill January
Hamed Traore Ill January
Hamed Traore Ill January
Milos Kerkez Ankle January

Brentford injuries

Brentford

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Kristoffer Ajer Foot January
Shandon Baptiste Foot January
Rico Henry Knee June
Aaron Hickey Hamstring February
Bryan Mbeumo Ankle March
Kevin Schade Groin February

Brighton injuries

Brighton

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Ansu Fati Hamstring February
Julio Enciso Knee February
Joel Veltman Knee February
Tariq Lamptey Hamstring January
Solly March Knee Unknown
Adam Webster Thigh January
Kaoru Mitoma Ankle January
Igor Knock January
Simon Adingra Thigh January

Burnley injuries

Burnley

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Jack Cork Calf January
Hjalmar Ekdal Knee January
Jordan Beyer Thigh January
Luca Koleosho Knee June

Chelsea injuries

Chelsea

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Trevoh Chalobah Thigh Unknown
Ben Chilwell Hamstring January
Carney Chukwuemeka Knee January
Wesley Fofana Knee June
Robert Sanchez Knee January
Romeo Lavia Thigh January
Lesley Ugochukwu Other Unknown
Reece James Hamstring March
Marc Cucurella Ankle March
Benoit Badiashile Other January

Crystal Palace injuries

Crystal Palace

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Cheick Doucoure Achilles June
Joel Ward Thigh January
Sam Johnstone Calf January
Rob Holding Ankle January
Michael Olise Hamstring Unknown
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi Hamstring February

Everton injuries

Everton

PLAYER INJURY RETURN
Dele Alli Groin February
Ashley Young Other January
Abdoulaye Doucoure Thigh January
Dwight McNeil Ankle Unknown

Fulham injuries

Fulham

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Tim Ream Calf January
Adama Traore Hamstring January

Liverpool injuries

Liverpool

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Dominik Szoboszlai Hamstring January
Stefan Bajcetic Calf February
Kostas Tsimikas Shoulder Unknown
Joel Matip Knee September
Andrew Robertson Shoulder February
Thiago Hip January

Luton Town injuries

Luton

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Reece Burke Hamstring January
Tom Lockyer Recovering from cardiac arrest Unknown
Dan Potts Hamstring January
Marvelous Nakamba Knee April

Man City injuries

Man City

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
John Stones Ankle January
Jeremy Doku Knock January
Erling Haaland Ankle January

Man Utd injuries

Man Utd

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Casemiro Hamstring January
Luke Shaw Muscular January
Harry Maguire Groin January
Mason Mount Calf January
Tyrell Malacia Knee January
Lisandro Martinez Foot January
Anthony Martial Ill January
Rasmus Hojlund Ill January
Victor Lindelof Groin January

Newcastle United injuries

Newcastle

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Elliot Anderson Back January
Harvey Barnes Foot January
Javier Manquillo Groin Unknown
Jacob Murphy Shoulder January
Nick Pope Shoulder April
Matt Targett Hamstring February
Joe Willock Calf January
Kieran Trippier Groin January

Nottingham Forest injuries

Nottingham Forest

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Taiwo Awoniyi Groin March
Felipe Muscular January

Sheffield United injuries

Sheffield United

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Chris Basham Ankle June
Tom Davies Thigh January
John Egan Ankle January
Daniel Jebbison Illness Unknown

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

Tottenham

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Alejo Veliz Knee January
James Maddison Ankle January
Ivan Perisic Knee June
Ryan Sessegnon Hamstring January
Manor Solomon Knee January
Micky van de Ven Hamstring January
Cristian Romero Hamstring January

West Ham injuries

West Ham

PLAYER INJURY RETURN?
Michael Antonio Knee January
Mohammed Kudus Thigh January
Lucas Paqueta Knee January
Vladimir Coufal Ill January

Wolves injuries

None.

Can you win a Premier League medal if injured?

Any player who has made five appearances in a Premier League season is eligible, though clubs are able to make a special case-by-case dispensation case to allow players who have missed the entire season to apply to be given a medal.

What are the worst football injuries?

Generally, any injury to the cruciate ligament of the knee can lead to an extended period on the sidelines.

Twenty years ago, a cruciate knee ligament injury could have been career-ending, but advancement in surgery technology means that players can generally return to action after a prolonged rehabilitation. A return date from a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) could now be within eight to 10 months.

Serious ankle injuries remain one of the most recurring injuries, as when a player suffers this, it can impact their movement for the remainder of their careers; notable examples would be Marco van Basten and Jack Wilshere. Depending on the original injury, a player can be back within four months, but more time and care must be given to ease the player back into action.

Broken legs occur less often in the modern game as tackling has been tempered by rule changes, and though players can expect to spend a period on the sidelines, with a clean break and proper surgery, a player can be back in training as soon as four to five months.

Hamstring tears have become an increasingly common problem, and time must be taken to recuperate the player and ease them back into their comeback. But a bad hamstring tear could lead to as long as eight to 10 weeks on the sidelines.

Injury-prone EPL footballers

There are plenty of renowned Premier League players who could have been far more successful if they weren’t almost permanently injured.

The aforementioned Wilshere’s Arsenal career was effectively ended by a series of persistent ankle problems, while Alan Shearer, though the record EPL goalscorer, missed at least two years due to a series of issues, including groin operations and a serious cruciate issue in 1997.

Elsewhere Arjen Robben was one of the best wingers of the 21st century but spent far too much of his Chelsea career sitting on the sidelines, and the same can be said of Louis Saha, firstly at Fulham and then at Manchester United.

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