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Premier League injury update ahead of Matchday 8

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After a busy two weeks of international games, there are plenty of injury concerns for Premier League managers ahead of Matchday 8.

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Below is a roundup of the major injuries at each club as the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Mousa Dembele could return after making the most of the two week break and healing quickly, while Aaron Ramsey and Harry Kane remain out and it’s not looking good for Liverpool duo Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana.

Here’s the ProSoccerTalk injury report.


Francis Coquelin (declared fit)
Olivier Giroud (back injury, doubtful)
Aaron Ramsey (stepping up recover, not available this weekend)
Per Mertesacker (knee injury, January return)
Danny Welbeck (knee injury, January return)
Carl Jenkinson (returned in U23 game, week or so from match fitness)


Harry Arter (back in full training, in squad)
Marc Pugh (back in full training, in squad)


Tom Heaton (calf strain, should return to squad)
Ashley Barnes (hamstring injury, late October return)


Victor Moses (back in squad, available)
John Terry (back in squad, available)
John Obi Mikel (back in squad, available)
Kurt Zouma (knee injury, late October return)

Crystal Palace

Scott Dann (declared fit)
Loic Remy (thigh injury, November return)
Pape Souare (broken leg, April return)
Jordan Benteke (knee injury, late January return)


Phil Jagielka (thigh injury, out)
Romelu Lukaku (in full training after thigh injury)
Leighton Baines (in full training after hamstring injury)
James McCarthy (in full training after groin injury)
Darren Gibson (in full training after groin injury)
Mo Besic (knee injury, out until February)

Hull City

Michael Dawson (knee ligament injury, close to return)
Alex Bruce (Achilles injury, out until December)

Leicester City

Danny Drinkwater (groin injury, back in training and squad)
Matty James (ankle injury, no return date)


Georginio Wijnaldum (awaiting scan on hamstring injury, highly doubtful)
Adam Lallana (yet to train after groin injury, questionable)
Dejan Lovren (groin injury, should be in squad)
Nathaniel Clyne (knee injury, should be in squad)

Manchester City

Kevin de Bruyne (returned to full training, could return to squad)
Raheem Sterling (hamstring injury, could return to squad)
Vincent Kompany (back in training, not likely to be risked)
Fabian Delph (could return this weekend)
Bacary Sagna (hamstring injury, early November return)

Manchester United

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (thigh strain, should return to squad)
Phil Jones (knee ligament injury, late October return)


James Husband (dislocated shoulder, now available)
Grant Leadbitter (hernia, late December return)


Ryan Bertrand (hamstring injury, questionable)
Cedric (foot injury, set to return)
Matt Targett (questionable)
Shane Long (hamstring injury, questionable)
Jay Rodriguez (groin injury, set to return)
Sofiane Boufal (in full training, could make debut as part of squad)
Jeremy Pied (ACL tear, out for season)

Stoke City

Joe Allen (hamstring injury, no return date)
Glen Johnson (hamstring injury, back in squad)
Jack Butland (ankle injury, November return)
Stephen Ireland (broken leg, February return)
Ibrahim Afellay (ACL injury, February return)


Jason Denayer (groin injury, out)
Jan Kirchhoff (hamstring, late November return)
Victor Anichebe (groin, back in training)
Lee Cattermole (back injury, could return to squad)
Steve Pienaar (hamstring, could return to squad)
Adnan Januzaj (ankle injury, early November return)
Fabio Borini (groin injury, late December return)
Vito Mannone (elbow, late November return)
Sebastian Larsson (knee ligament, February return)

Swansea City

Jefferson Montero (back in training, could be in squad)
Federico Fernandez (back in training, could be in squad)
Fernando Llorente (back in training, could be in squad)
Nathan Dyer (ankle injury, mid November return)

Tottenham Hotspur

Mousa Dembele (returned to training, questionable)
Harry Kane (remains out, may return to full training late next week)


Issac Success (dead leg, back in squad)
Craig Cathcart (groin injury, back in squad)
Miguel Britos (thigh injury, back in squad)
Daryl Janmaat (shoulder injury, late October return)
Jerome Sinclair (hamstring injury, no return date)
Stefana Okaka (hamstring injury, back in squad)

West Bromwich Albion

No injuries

West Ham United

Gokhan Tore (out injured, thigh injury, mid November return)
Sam Byram (hamstring injury, no return date)
Arthur Masuaku (knee injury, no return date)
Andre Ayew (thigh strain, late October return)
Diafra Sakho (Back injury, late October return)
Aaron Cresswell (returned to full training, in squad)
Havard Nordtveit (returned to training, in squad)
Jonathan Calleri (returned to training, in squad)

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.

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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.

Premier League injury report: Manchester clubs hit hard

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Premier League managers would have been watching international games nervously over the last 10 days, as they hoped players representing their nations would return home fit ahead of Week 9.

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Two teams were hit particularly hard by injuries, with Manchester City and Manchester United both suffering several setbacks to star names. PL fantasy players, adjust your lineups accordingly.

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Here’s a list of injuries to PL players during the international break and a look at how long they could be out for.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – The Argentine striker suffered yet another hamstring issue and could be out for up to five weeks. Shame, as he scored five times in one game before the break. Big blow for City in the PL and UEFA Champions League.

David Silva (Manchester City) – Aguero’s teammate and another key cog in City’s attack, Silva could be missing for quite some time after suffering an ankle injury in Spain’s win over Luxembourg. No official update has been given on Silva — although three to four weeks out has been mentioned in the latest reports — and losing him and Aguero would be a big hit for Manuel Pellegrini to manage.

Tim Krul (Newcastle United) – Devastating blow for the big Dutch goalkeeper, as Newcastle will be without their star stopper for the rest of the season after he ruptured the ACL in his right knee. Krul suffered the injury in Holland’s 2-1 win away at Kazakhstan as he was caught by his own defender and landed awkwardly.

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) – The Serbian skipper limped off during their win over Albania with a hamstring issue and is a doubt for Chelsea’s game against Aston Villa. Could be out for three weeks.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) – Another Serbian defender is struggling with injury, as Kolarov was sent off against Portugal from the bench after he suffered a hamstring issue. He is unlikely to feature against Bournemouth this weekend and with Gael Clichy also injured, Pellegrini has problems at left back too.

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – The England and United skipper pulled out of Roy Hodgson’s squad with an ankle injury he suffered in training with the Three Lions. It is not deemed serious, as Rooney could well start for United at his former club Everton this weekend.

Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) – Another mild injury concern for United, as Schweinsteiger opted to not play in Germany’s 1-0 defeat to Ireland or the 2-1 victory over Georgia with a thigh complaint. He is expected to be back in action this weekend.

Paddy McNair (Manchester United) – A worrying injury for McNair looks to be under control as the Northern Ireland defender spent three nights in hospital in Helsinki after a challenge left him with a suspected ruptured liver. The youngster is set to be out for at least two weeks and with Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo already missing, Louis Van Gaal‘s strength at the back will be tested.

Shane Long (Southampton) – Ireland’s hero against Germany last week won a penalty kick against Poland in their crucial EURO 2016 qualifier but was carried off on a stretcher in the second half in Warsaw. He suffered a hefty blow to his right ankle but scans have shown no significant ligament damage and he could be back in action in two to three weeks time.