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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Di Maria came off in the 29th minute of the Copa America final against Chile with a presumed hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria was getting pushed all over the pitch during his time on the field, eventually drawing two fouls. It's another big-time international match that Argentina will have to try to win without Di Maria, who has just over 30 days before the start of the Premier League season.
Chicharito    F    Manchester United
Chicharito suffered a broken collarbone Wednesday while playing for Mexico, and he is expected to be out for at least three to four weeks, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Chicharito spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, and Manchester United have been quite public that they have no interest in keeping him at Old Trafford next season. The injury also likely keeps him out of the Gold Cup.
John Stones    D    Everton
Stones will not play in England's U21 match against Portugal on Thursday because of a concussion, according to Sam Wallace of the Independent.

Fantasy Analysis

Stones is also expected to miss the following match against Sweden because of concussion protocols, though he has plenty of time to recover before the start of the Premier League season.
Sergio Aguero    F    Manchester City
Aguero will have scans on his shoulder after injuring it during Tuesday's Copa America match against Uruguay, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Aguero scored the only goal of the match early in the second half but had to come off late due to the ailment. Carlos Tevez replaced him Tuesday and could take his spot in the starting lineup Saturday against Jamaica if he's unable to play.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll (knee) has yet to resume full training but still thinks he'll be ready for the start of the 2015-16 season.

Fantasy Analysis

Carroll suffered a significant knee injury in February and has only since resumed light running. His optimism to be ready for the start of the season is certainly a good sign that his recovery process is going accordingly, although it may be a bit optimistic at this point since he still hasn't resumed ball training. Further news on his recovery process over the coming months should give a better indication of his status for the season ahead.
Marouane Fellaini    M    Manchester United
Fellaini will miss Belgium's match against Wales on Friday due to a groin injury, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder suffered the injury in training on Wednesday, and underwent a scan to determine the extent of the issue. He will be rested against Wales.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva enjoyed the most prolific goalscoring season of his Manchester City career, as he netted 12 times in all competitions and added eight assists for good measure.

Fantasy Analysis

The Spaniard is perennially among the top playmakers in England, but took it to another level this season as only Eden Hazard scored more goals among non-strikers. Silva has no plans to leave City and will be back to terrorize Premier League defenses again next season.
Yaya Toure    M    Manchester City
Toure is out of Ivory Coast's squad to face Gabon due to a muscular injury, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The Ivory Coast federation said that the midfielder suffered an injury that would keep him out of action, but did not give any details.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli was not called up for international duty with Italy for their upcoming slate of matches against Croatia and Portugal, The Associated Press reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli has seen his involvement with the national team taper off over the past year after a dismal club season at Liverpool. The 24-year-old intends to head back to Anfield for a second season but there's not been an official agreement of terms quite yet.
Olivier Giroud    F    Arsenal
Giroud overcame an ankle injury early on in the season to score 15 goals in just 23 starts after missing three months.

Fantasy Analysis

The Frenchman was much more prolific on a per-game basis than he was last season, when he scored just three more goals despite playing 20 more matches. Giroud meshed well with Arsenal's other attacking acquisitions and looks set to remain with the club, although they will likely bring in another striker this summer.
Costel Pantilimon    G    Sunderland
Pantilimon has been ruled out for Romania's Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland on June 13 because of a knee injury, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Fantasy Analysis

Pantilimon suffered the injury against Arsenal last month, which then kept him out of the Premier League finale against Arsenal. The injury is not expected to sideline him for long, and he's likely to be fully fit for the start of next season.
Juan Cuadrado    M    Chelsea
Cuadrado will be unavailable for the beginning of the 2015/16 Premier League season, as he will get an extended rest following the Copa America this summer, Goal.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Cuadrado saw minimal starts after transferring to Chelsea from Fiorentina in January, but big things are expected of him next season if he can find a consistent spot in the starting XI.
Peter Crouch    F    Stoke City
Crouch underwent groin surgery Wednesday, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Mark Hughes admitted that Crouch was unable to start down the stretch of the season due to the ailment, but the tall striker is expected to be fit well before the start of next season.
Cesc Fabregas    M    Chelsea
Fabregas has successful surgery Thursday to repair his broken nose, the club announced Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Fabregas picked up the injury last month against Stoke, but he was able to play through the ailment thanks to a mask. The issue caused some issues breathing, but he is expected to be fully recovered well before next season.
Antonio Valencia    M/D    Manchester United
Valencia had surgery to remove metal screws from his left ankle Monday, and he could miss the Copa America for Ecuador, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Valencia will need at least two weeks to rehab from the surgery, which makes him very iffy for the tournament that begins June 11 in Chile. Despite possibly missing the Copa America, Valencia is expected to be fully fit for United's preseason tour of the United States in July.
Jordon Ibe    M    Liverpool
Ibe withdrew from the England U-20 squad because of a knee injury, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibe was in the squad for the Toulon Tournament which begins Wednesday, but he injury will keep him out for the duration of the exhibition. Ibe was impressive during his loan spell at Derby earlier this season before rejoining Liverpool, where he showed flashes of promise, though he was mostly an underwhelming fantasy option.
Dusan Tadic    M    Southampton
Tadic endured an up-and-down first season in English football, and finished the campaign with four goals and seven assists in 31 appearances in all competitions.

Fantasy Analysis

The Serbian was excellent to begin the year, as he racked up a goal and six assists through his first nine Premier League matches, and was looking like one of the top summer acquisitions. He registered just one goal and three assists through his next 28 appearances, however, and struggled with his form down the stretch before missing the final month of the season due to a groin injury. The 26-year-old showed signs of brilliance this season that are supported by an excellent 2013-14 for FC Twente when he had a hand in 30 total goals, and manager Ronald Koeman will look to get the most out of a healthy Tadic next season.
Ashley Barnes    F    Burnley
Barnes grabbed the lone assist on a Danny Ings goal in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Barnes had a strong season for Burnley, but was in and out of trouble with his overly aggressive play at at times. He finished the season with five goals and two assists in 35 games played. Look for his name to be a part of the summer transfer window speculation as Burnley were not able to survive the Premier League season.
Danny Simpson    D    Leicester City
Simpson has been suspended by the club after being found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Simpson has been a bit player this season, so his absence isn't likely to change many fantasy rosters at the tail end of the campaign.
Emmanuel Adebayor    F    Tottenham Hotspur
Adebayor will not be available for Tottenham's final match of the season or the post-season tour in the Pacific after being granted compassionate leave, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The striker will return to Togo to sort out family issues. He has only played three times in the Premier League since November.
Jon Flanagan    D    Liverpool
Flanagan (knee) and Liverpool have agreed to a 12-month extension, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Flanagan would have been out of a contract this summer, but continues to deal with a knee injury. He is expected to be out of action for another six months due to an operation on the injury and missed the entire season. Manager Brendan Rodgers is confident the defender will recover.
Jake Livermore    M    Hull City
Livermore has been suspended by the FA after testing positive for cocaine, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Unless Livermore appeals, and it's accepted, he will not play in the season-finale against Manchester United, a game Hull must win to help avoid relegation. According to the report, players who test positive for illegal drugs, not including performance-enhancing ones, face a two-year ban.
Ki Sung-Yueng    M    Swansea City
Ki will not play in the final two games of the season after undergoing minor knee surgery but will be fit for preseason training.

Fantasy Analysis

Ki has been a surprisingly effective fantasy producer this year, chipping in eight goals in 33 appearances. While his loss does hurt Swansea a bit, there is little to play for at this point in the season.
Danny Rose    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Rose picked up a yellow card and scored his third goal of the season in the 2-0 win over Hull on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rose has been great since entering the starting XI and now has three goals and four assists in 24 games played. He has also been effective crossing the ball and has been dangerous attacking as a defender all season long. Look for the 24-year old to continue to grow as Spurs' finish up the season against Everton next Saturday.
Bojan    F    Stoke City
Bojan is progressing in his recovery from a torn ACL, and manager Mark Hughes said Bojan could be available for the 2015/16 season opener on August 8, the Stoke Sentinel reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The recovery timeline seems quite quick, as Bojan suffered the injury in January, so it's best to take the optimism with a grain of salt.
Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Shaw (head) has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Arsenal.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw took an elbow to the face during last weekend's match against Crystal Palace and had to be stretchered off the pitch, and while he was initially cleared to train this week, he hasn't recovered fully enough to play in a match, and manager Louis van Gaal also intimated that he may not play in the season-finale either.
Jordi Gomez    M    Sunderland
Gomez suffered a fractured knee cap during training this week, and he will miss the final three games of the season, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gomez is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks, though that should give him plenty of time to recover before preseason training for the next campaign begins. The injury comes at a terrible time for Sunderland, as they continue to fight off relegation and Gomez had netted two goals and assisted on another in his last two games.
Kurt Zouma    D    Chelsea
Zouma (knee) has been ruled out for the final two games of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Chelsea have already locked up the title, so it appeared that Zouma may have had a chance to play in the last two matches, but Gary Cahill and John Terry will likely continue to start at the centerback spots.
Libor Kozak    F    Aston Villa
Kozak suffered a back injury during his rehab from a knee ailment, and is unlikely to return in the season-finale May 24 against Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the long absence, Kozak wasn't likely to make much of an impact this season anyway, and he'll look to the 2015/16 campaign to fight for a starting job.
David Nugent    F    Leicester City
Nugent will not play Saturday against Sunderland because of a calf injury, the Leicester Mercury reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Nugent has two goals and an assist in the last five games, though the injury has limited him recently, which has allowed Leonardo Ulloa to partner up top with Jamie Vardy.
Matty James    M/D    Leicester City
James suffered a torn ACL during last Saturday's match against Southampton, and he will be sidelined for at least 6-to-9 months.

Fantasy Analysis

The recovery time frame given by the club seems rather aggressive, as most players need close to a year to return. If James needs that much time, he could miss most of next season too.

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