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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva will not play in Thursday's International Champions Cup match against Manchester United because of a groin injury, the Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Silva's injury is not considered serious, but there is no reason to risk him in a pre-season friendly, even against their heated rivals.
Erik Lamela    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Lamela (hip) will not travel to the United States for Spurs' pre-season tour, the club announced on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Lamela has been sidelined since last October due to the injury, and while he continues to progress in his recovery, he isn't close enough to make the trip to the U.S.
Heung-Min Son    F    Tottenham Hotspur
Son (arm) is not traveling to the United States for Spurs' pre-season tour, the club announced on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Son underwent surgery on his forearm back in June, and while he could be ready for the start of the Premier League season, it wouldn't be surprising if he was delayed a bit due to his lack of training with the squad.
Danny Rose    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Rose is not traveling on Spurs' pre-season tour of the United States because of his knee injury, the club announced on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rose underwent surgery in May to address the issue that had held him out since January, and while the club said he is expected to play this season, not traveling on the tour certainly clouds his availability for the Premier League opener against Newcastle on 13 August. Ben Davies is expected to start in Rose's place if he cannot regain full fitness in time.
Cheikhou Kouyate    M/D    West Ham United
Kouyate suffered a knee injury that will sideline him for a month, Marc Isaacs of The Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Given Kouyate's timeline to return, he figures to be out for the first two fixtures of the campaign against Manchester United and Southampton. In his 31 appearances last season, the midfielder registered 48 tackles, 79 interceptions and 110 clearances while helping to stabilise the middle of the pitch.
Ramiro Funes Mori    D    Everton
Funes Mori (knee) required additional surgery on his knee that will keep him out for six-to-nine months.

Fantasy Analysis

Based on the timetable outlined by the club, Funes Mori wouldn't be able to return until January at the earliest. Where the Argentinian was going to fit into the lineup was in doubt to begin with following the acquisition of Michael Keane -- his extended absence will only serve to muddy the waters further. Until his role with the Toffees is more defined, fantasy owners may want to avoid utilising the defender.
Ross Barkley    M    Everton
Barkley (groin) had surgery on Wednesday to repair the injury that has kept him out of Everton's preseason matches.

Fantasy Analysis

Barkley's status at the club has been up in the air for months as he has yet to sign a new deal, while manager Ronald Koeman has threatened to sell him if he refuses. The attacking midfielder is expected to miss at least four weeks, which will keep him out of the Premier League opener against Stoke City in addition to the Toffees' Europa League third-round qualifying ties. The injury will likely also impact Koeman's ability to sell the 23-year-old.
Nathaniel Clyne    D    Liverpool
Clyne is expected to miss the Premier League Asia Trophy competition due to a muscle strain, according to Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Clyne traveled with the team to Hong Kong but is not due to return to first-team training until the team enters their pre-season camp in Germany. Reports suggest he will be able to play later in July.
Sadio Mane    M    Liverpool
Mane (knee) is scheduled to resume full training next week, the club announced on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Mane is not traveling with the squad to Hong Kong for a few pre-season matches, but he'll train with the full squad upon their return to England. He has been out since undergoing knee surgery in April, but if all goes well in training next week, he will join the full squad for exhibition matches against Hertha Berlin and the Audi Cup tournament in Germany, making it likely he'll be fit for the Premier League opener at Watford on 12 Aug.
Robert Huth    D    Leicester City
Huth is expected to miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing ankle surgery, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Craig Shakespeare confirmed the defender's injury before the squad's pre-season match against West Brom on Wednesday. Huth had returned to training with the ankle problem that ruled him out of the final matches of last season and the decision was made to have surgery to correct the issue.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Sampdoria have submitted a transfer offer for Wilshere (leg), reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder has one year remaining on his current contract and is recovering from a broken leg suffered while on loan at Bournemouth. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he expected Wilshere to remain at the club and fight for first-team opportunities, though.
Tommy Smith    D    Huddersfield Town
Smith signed a three-year contract extension with Huddersfield on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith with a vital part of Huddersfield's back line during their promotion season, and he is expected to maintain that role this year.
Mauro Zarate    F    Watford
Zarate (knee) is traveling with the squad for this week's pre-season tour of Austria, the Hertfordshire Mercury reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zarate continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered back in February, and while his progress has been positive, it's unclear if he'll be fully fit to start the Premier League season against Liverpool on 12 Aug.
Roberto Pereyra    M    Watford
Pereyra (knee) is traveling with the team for this week's pre-season tour of Austria, the Hertfordshire Mercury reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Pereyra has been sidelined since suffering the injury back on 14 Dec., but his continued progress in his recovery could have him available for the Premier League opener on 12 Aug. against Liverpool.
Troy Deeney    F    Watford
Deeney is not traveling for Watford's pre-season tour of Austria this week because of a groin injury, the Hertfordshire Mercury reports.

Fantasy Analysis

While Deeney's injury will keep him out of the 31-man traveling party, he is not expected to miss the beginning of the Premier League season.
Michael Hefele    D    Huddersfield Town
Hefele is expected to be back from injury in 7-10 days.

Fantasy Analysis

Hefele was a key player for Huddersfield last season, featuring in 40 Championship matches. His current injury is minor and should allow him to be ready for the start of the Premier League season.
Virgil van Dijk    D    Southampton
Van Dijk was held out of Saturday's pre-season match against St. Gallen, and he is still not training fully as he continues to work on his recovery from a foot injury, according to the club's official website. "He is ok. He was doing 80 per cent of the job in the training sessions," manager Mauricio Pellegrino said. "We were leaving him outside some exercises for medical prevention. We know he has got an injury where we have to avoid the contact, and just for this reason we leave him outside, but little by little he is increasing the intensity and he is working in a good way."

Fantasy Analysis

Van Dijk missed most of the second half of last season, failing to play after suffering the injury on 22 Jan. against Leicester City. His return to fitness will be a huge boost to the side, though he's been linked with a number of transfer rumours this summer.
Anthony Knockaert    M    Brighton & Hove Albion
Knockaert was forced off with an injury during Friday's preseason match with Fortuna Dusseldorf, The Argus reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Knockaert had to be replaced after 10 minutes due to a hard tackle that left the Championship player of the year in pain. He later left the stadium in crutches with his injured leg in a protective boot.
Junior Stanislas    M    AFC Bournemouth
Stanislas will not play in Saturday's pre-season match against Estoril as he continues to recover from groin surgery he underwent at the end of last season, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Stanislas is expected to be an important part of the Cherries' attacking midfield this season, and there's little reason for the team to over-play him this early in the summer. He is expected to be fully fit by the beginning of the Premier League season.
Adam Smith    D    AFC Bournemouth
Smith is not expected to play in Saturday's pre-season friendly against Estoril because of quad discomfort, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith was a consistent starter at right-back for the latter part of last season, but his playing time could decline if Nathan Ake is able to break into the first XI, possibly pushing Simon Francis out wide.
Emerson Hyndman    M    AFC Bournemouth
Hyndman is not participating in pre-season training because of a stress fracture in his foot suffered while he was on loan with Rangers last season, the Bournemouth Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Hyndman was unable to fight for a first-team spot with the Cherries last summer because of a separate injury, and with no timetable for a return from his latest issue, a vast increase in playing time this season appears unlikely.
Marko Arnautovic    F/M    Stoke City
Arnautovic suffered a knee injury during a pre-season friendly against Neuchatel Xamax on Monday, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Arnautovic reportedly handed in a transfer request earlier in the day, with West Ham rumoured to be interested in the attacker, but the severity of his injury will certainly be a big piece of any decision on a move.
Danny Ings    F    Liverpool
Ings (knee) has participated in limited training as he attempts to come back from a long-term injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Ings' season was cut short in October as he tore ligaments in his knee, which is the second such injury in the last two seasons. He is unlikely to play a part in Liverpool's attack until completely healthy, and even then he will struggle to break the starting XI with Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, and Divock Origi preferred options ahead of Ings. If he is able to return to full health, he is expected to be used mostly as a cup player and substitute.
Ki Sung-yueng    M    Swansea City
Ki will miss the start of the Premier League season after undergoing knee surgery, the club announced on Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ki suffered the injury during a World Cup qualifier against Qatar, and while the club indicated that the injury is not long-term, it's at least long enough to delay the start of his season.
Yannick Bolasie    M    Everton
Bolasie (knee) is hoping to return to action in December.

Fantasy Analysis

Bolasie had his season derailed in December due to a major knee injury suffered against Manchester United. He had an otherwise successful season leading up to the injury, scoring one goal and providing four assists over 13 Premier League appearances. Although he is hoping for a return in December, the club may be patient with his return after suffering such a devastating injury.
Fernando Llorente    F    Swansea City
Llorente fractured his lower arm while on holiday with his family.

Fantasy Analysis

Llorente's injury is unlikely to hold him out of the start of the season, though his pre-season training will likely need to be tailored towards the injury.
Jamie Sterry    D    Newcastle United
Sterry (groin) is expected to return from injury by the beginning of the Premier League season.

Fantasy Analysis

Sterry appeared in just two Championship matches last season, both as a substitute. He spent four months on loan with League One side, Coventry City. Sterry remains a low-end fantasy option, though that could change with more playing time.
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.
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.
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.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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