Premier League injury report: Rooney, Martial out for Manchester United

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The international break is good to heal wounds for so many Premier League players, but others have to contend with the wear-and-tear provided by a lack of rest while playing for their sides.

First things first: there’s history to consider here.

Sergio Aguero and Daniel Sturridge will be match-time decisions for the big Manchester City-Liverpool match. Who’s out, or has a status up in the air?

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Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) — Vardy is one goal away from scoring in his 10th-straight Premier League, but picked up a knock and is touch-and-go for Saturday’s game against Newcastle.

Rob Elliot (Newcastle United) — Vardy could be tempted to play through the pain considering Newcastle’s No. 2 goalkeeper, Elliot, returned from international duty with an injury and could put 18-year-old Freddie Woodman in the line of fire.

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) — Left France duty in pain and on crutches. Will not play at Watford.

Michael Carrick (Manchester United) — Out for approximately two weeks with an ankle injury

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) — An unspecified illness will keep Rooney from Vicarage Road.

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Samir Nasri (Manchester City) — The Frenchman had a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury, and is facing three more months on the sidelines.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) — The incredibly-gifted Frenchman is out for a while with a n ankle injury.