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Latest Premier League Injury News

The most recent fantasy soccer injury updates from the Premier League.

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Gabriel Jesus    F    Manchester City
Jesus (eye) will not need facial surgery after suffering the injury in an international friendly last Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Jesus wrote on his social media accounts that he hopes to return to the pitch within three weeks. Manchester City's preseason training is still a number of weeks away, which points to the Brazilian striker being ready for the start of City's U.S. tour in July.
Heung-Min Son    F    Tottenham Hotspur
Son will undergo surgery on his right forearm on Friday after fracturing it during a World Cup qualifier with Qatar on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Son underwent scans that revealed the extent of the injury. His availability for pre-season training is now up in the air, though he has roughly two months to recover for the first match of the season on 12 Aug. against Newcastle United.
Ilkay Gundogan    M    Manchester City
Gundogan resumed light training as he continues his recovery from cruciate knee ligament damage suffered in December, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder is targeting the start of the new season to return. He played 16 matches for Manchester City last season before the injury forced him out for the remainder of the campaign. He is now taking part in light training and has begun working with a ball for the first time since the injury.
Jamie Vardy    F    Leicester City
Vardy scored 15 goals and added five assists in 47 appearances across all competitions during the 2016/17 season.

Fantasy Analysis

The Premier League's second-leading scorer with 24 goals last season, Vardy hardly looked like the same player to begin the year and managed just five league goals into mid-February. He picked up the pace at that point, managing eight tallies in the final 13 league matches to help the Foxes pull away from the relegation zone. Though Vardy showed improved form as the season drew to a close, the magic that he captured during the 2015/16 campaign seems to be gone, and he could experience an even tougher season next time around with running mate Riyad Mahrez likely to leave the club.
Sadio Mane    M    Liverpool
Mane scored 13 goals and added five assists in 29 appearances across all competitions in his first season with the Reds.

Fantasy Analysis

Mane was a consistent producer, never going more than two league starts without a goal or an assist, but a trip to the Africa Cup of Nations cost him a month before a knee injury in April ended his season prematurely. He underwent surgery and is expected to return sometime over the summer, meaning he should be ready for the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Joshua King    F/M    AFC Bournemouth
King scored 16 goals and added two assists in 36 league appearances during the 2016/17 season.

Fantasy Analysis

King scored just two Premier League goals prior to New Year's Eve, but he became the focal point of the attack during the second half of the season and notched a career high in scoring by finishing with 14 goals in his final 19 matches. The Cherries boast quite a bit of depth in their attacking ranks, but King cemented his place atop the heap by finishing ninth in the division in scoring and should be in for another productive season in 2017/18 as the main man for a slick-passing side.
Ramiro Funes Mori    D    Everton
Funes Mori (knee) is expected to return for preseason training, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Funes Mori underwent surgery in May and will use the summer to properly rehab the injury. Everton's season will start especially early next season, as they start the Europa League campaign in late July.
Virgil van Dijk    D    Southampton
Liverpool confirmed that they have ended their transfer pursuit if Van Dijk (ankle) and apologized for their previous conduct in the matter, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Southampton reported Liverpool to the Premier League and asked for an investigation into a potentially illegal approach for the player. Officials are looking into the situation, but are expected to close the matter after Liverpool's formal apology. The defender has earned the transfer interest of a number of clubs this summer, but Liverpool have withdrawn from the chase. Southampton do not consider Van Dijk as being for sale.
Shani Tarashaj    F    Everton
Tarashaj has rejoined Everton after his season-long loan spell with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Fantasy Analysis

Tarashaj only made one start last season for Eintracht Frankfurt and was utilized primarily in the substitute role. He scored just one goal in his 13 appearances and will head back to Everton ahead of next season, though it remains unclear where he will be playing come August.
Jon Stankovic    D    Huddersfield Town
Stankovic continues to progress in his recovery from a knee injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stankovic has been sidelined since early March because of the injury, but his continued progression is certainly a plus to the side with the hope of being ready for the start of next season.
Philip Billing    M    Huddersfield Town
Billing continues to progress in his recovery from a knee injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Billing has been out since the end of April because of the injury, but any progress is a step in the right direction toward being ready for the start of next season.
Tommy Smith    D    Huddersfield Town
Smith was diagnosed with a small fracture to a bone in his foot, but he is expected to train fully during the pre-season, the club announced on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith suffered the injury during Huddersfield's playoff final win over Reading, and it's a big relief to the side that he won't miss a considerable amount of time. The right-back had four goals, 10 assists and 148 crosses in 43 appearances last season
Eden Hazard    M    Chelsea
Hazard is expected to miss up to three months after suffering a broken ankle while on international duty, according to Niels Poissonnier of HLN.

Fantasy Analysis

Hazard's absence is a massive blow to the Belgium national team as they continue World Cup qualifying this summer, and the proposed timeline for recovery could have him miss the beginning of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
Santi Cazorla    M    Arsenal
Cazorla is expected to be sidelined for at least five months after undergoing another ankle operation on Monday, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cazorla has been out since last October due to continued complications with his injury, and he has now undergone eight procedures on his ankle. Even a return to training in five months would rule him out until 2018, making him a player to avoid in most fantasy formats.
Victor Moses    M    Chelsea
Moses was sent off in the 68th minute of Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal for receiving a second yellow card.

Fantasy Analysis

Moses was given his second booking of the match for a simulative play and was sent to the dressing room with about 20 minutes left on the clock. The wing-back finishes the match with three shots (one on target), three crosses (none accurate), two tackles and two fouls. He'll have to serve his potential suspension in the beginning of next season.
Kieran Gibbs    D    Arsenal
Gibbs (thigh) didn't make the 18-man squad for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibbs wasn't able to shake off his thigh problem and will end the season on the infirmary. Shkodran Mustafi is out and Per Mertesacker will get his first start of the season at the three-man back line alongside Nacho Monreal and Rob Holding.
Shkodran Mustafi    D    Arsenal
Mustafi (concussion) didn't make the 18-man squad for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Mustafi wasn't able to shake off his concussion and will end the season in the infirmary. Per Mertesacker will get his first start of the season at the three-man back line alongside Nacho Monreal and Rob Holding.
Andros Townsend    M    Crystal Palace
Townsend underwent a minor procedure this week to remove an irritation on his Achilles tendon.

Fantasy Analysis

Townsend was forced to miss the season finale with Manchester United due to the injury. He had dealt with pain in his Achilles toward the end of the season, but the operation is expected to allow him to enter pre-season training healthy and ready for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge is not expected to be named to the England squad that will face Scotland and France as he deals with a long-standing hip injury, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The striker played in Liverpool's final four matches of the season, but he will receive an injection that will help him play without discomfort next season. He traveled with the team to Australia for a friendly match, and is expected to undergo the procedure upon his return on Thursday.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny will miss the FA Cup final after the FA rejected his appeal over a red card suspension he received against Everton on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender will serve a three-game ban after receiving the straight red card for a challenge on Enner Valencia. He appealed the suspension in an effort to play in the final, but that appeal was rejected. He will also be forced to miss the first two matches of next season to complete the ban.
Gabriel    D    Arsenal
Gabriel was stretchered off the pitch with a knee injury during Sunday's match with Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Gabriel also received a yellow card as he was being carried off the pitch. He was replaced by Per Mertesacker in the 52nd minute of the match.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Watford
Janmaat subbed off with an undisclosed injury during Sunday's match with Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Janmaat was replaced by Andrew Eleftheriou in the 36th minute of the match. Eleftheriou makes his Watford debut as his side were down 4-0.
Ben Mee    D    Burnley
Mee (shin) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mee was unable to pass a late fitness test, and his absence will allow Keving Long to get another start.
Matthew Phillips    M    West Bromwich Albion
Phillips (hamstring) will miss Sunday's match with Swansea City.

Fantasy Analysis

Phillips' season came to a screeching halt in the middle of April when he suffered a hamstring injury. He has not featured since. Chris Brunt will start on the wing and take set-pieces.
Michael Keane    D    Burnley
Keane (calf) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Burnley were hopeful that Keane would be able to return for the season finale, but they'll turn to James Tarkowski again in Keane's absence.
Gareth McAuley    D    West Bromwich Albion
McAuley (thigh) is not in the match day squad for Sunday's finale against Swansea.

Fantasy Analysis

McAuley's absence makes way for Craig Dawson at centre-back with Jonny Evans.
Kyle Walker    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Walker (ankle) is not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's match with Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Walker was unable to pass a late fitness test ahead of the match. Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier will start at the outside-back positions.
Marko Arnautovic    F/M    Stoke City
Arnautovic (arm) is not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's match against Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Arnautovic was unable to pass a late fitness test, and his absence will allow Ramadan Sobhi to start in his place.
Yohan Cabaye    M    Crystal Palace
Cabaye (foot) is not in the match day squad for Sunday's season finale against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Cabaye was doubtful heading to the match. James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic will start in holding midfield roles against United.
Wes Morgan    D    Leicester City
Morgan (hamstring) will miss Sunday's season finale with Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Morgan was not expected to play after missing over two months with back and hamstring injuries. Yohan Benalouane and Christian Fuchs will partner at centre-back Sunday.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek    M    Chelsea
Loftus-Cheek (back) is not in the 18-man squad to face Sunderland on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Loftus-Cheek was questionable to play because of the injury, and while his absence hurts the Blues' depth, he was hardly guaranteed a starting spot, especially with manage Antonio Conte going with a mostly first-team lineup.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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