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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Victor Moses    M    Chelsea
Moses hasn't been able to train because of a calf injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Moses was unable to play for his national team during the international break and could miss out on next weekend's match with Crystal Palace. His possible absence could cause Antonio Conte an injury headache as he may also be without Eden Hazard. If Moses misses the Crystal Palace match, Conte could move Cesar Azpilicueta to a wing role and bring Kurt Zouma or Nathan Ake into the back three.
Seamus Coleman    D    Everton
Coleman was diagnosed with a broken leg suffered during Friday's World Cup qualifier against Wales, according to Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Coleman's injury will keep him out for the rest of the Premier League season, and he is likely to miss a good part of next season as well.
Mesut Ozil    M    Arsenal
Ozil is doubtful for Sunday's match with Azerbaijan because of a back injury, FourFourTwo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ozil has dealt with illness, a hamstring injury, and now a back injury over the past month. Between contract speculation and the injuries, the past month has been disappointing for the German playmaker. His back injury doesn't seem to be serious, though a more accurate outlook will be available once he returns to London.
Chris Smalling    D    Manchester United
Smalling has withdrawn from England duty due to an injury, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Smalling is the second United centre-back to withdraw from international duty because of an injury, with Phil Jones also pulling out with a toe injury. The extent of Smalling's injury should become more clear once he has been evaluated back in Manchester. Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo are the the only healthy centre-back options while Jones and Smalling are sidelined. Ben Gibson replaces Smalling on the England roster.
Ryan Fraser    M    AFC Bournemouth
Fraser took two shots (one on goal), put in five crosses, created one chance, and made one tackle in Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea City.

Fantasy Analysis

Fraser made his 14th start of the season on the wing, opposite of Marc Pugh. Fraser has put in double-digit crosses in two of his last four starts. He's not exactly a premier playmaker, but he merits consideration in season-long and daily formats as long as he continues to make the starting XI.
James McCarthy    M    Everton
McCarthy has stayed with the Ireland squad as he works to be fit for the match against Wales on Friday, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder has been out with a hamstring injury since early March, but did take part in Ireland's warmup on Wednesday. The squad faces Wales in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sakho (back) trained with the Under-23 squad in controlled sessions this week.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho could join the first team soon. He will undergo his own personal pre-season training camp after missing so much time. A pre-season training camp typically takes five weeks in order to build the necessary strength and fitness levels. Sakho will have an outside chance to return to match minutes by the end of the season.
Angelo Ogbonna    D    West Ham United
Ogbonna (knee) could return to training with the first team in four to five weeks.

Fantasy Analysis

Ogbonna's rehabilitation is on schedule after undergoing knee surgery in late January. This timetable means that he will have a slight chance to return to match action by the end of the season.
Mark Noble    M    West Ham United
Noble (undisclosed) will resume training with the first team later this week.

Fantasy Analysis

Noble was forced to miss Saturday's loss to Leicester City after suffering a knock during the Bournemouth match. Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate will be relied upon heavily with Pedro Obiang out for the season.
Pedro Obiang    M    West Ham United
Obiang (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his ankle.

Fantasy Analysis

Obiang suffered a high ankle sprain while putting in a tackle during the second half of Sunday's loss to Leicester. He underwent surgery on Tuesday in London and should be ready for the start of preseason in July.
Winston Reid    D    West Ham United
Reid (leg) has been ruled out for five weeks after suffering a muscle injury against Leicester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Reid's injury forced him to miss international duty with Australia. He has been an important part of the West Ham defence this season, starting 26 of a possible 29 matches. James Collins will likely slide into the starting XI while Reid is sidelined.
Michail Antonio    M/D    West Ham United
Antonio (leg) will be unavailable from the first team for three to four weeks due to a muscle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Antonio was forced to withdraw from international duty with England because of the injury. A three to four week absence means he could return for matches against Sunderland or Everton in mid-April. A return date will become more clear as his rehab progresses. Sofiane Feghouli and Andrew Ayew could see increased playing time with Antonio sidelined.
Victor Anichebe    F    Sunderland
Anichebe is recovering from his knee injury much faster than expected, and he could return after the international break, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Anichebe was a solid fantasy option when he was fit, and while he is getting back to being available, he may not be able to start right away, something that would obviously limit his fantasy upside.
Lee Cattermole    M    Sunderland
Cattermole could return from his hip injury after the international break, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Cattermole has been out since November because of the injury, and while he is getting close to being back, it seems like a long shot that he'll be available for the Black Cats' first match back after the break, which comes 1 April at Watford.
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones has been released from international duty after suffering an injury in training Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

The specifics of Jones' injury are unclear, so it remains to be seen whether he'll be available for Manchester United's first match after the international break, which comes 1 April against West Brom.
Eden Hazard    M    Chelsea
Hazard is expected to be out for up to 15 days with a calf injury according to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Hazard missed Chelsea's match against Stoke on Saturday with the injury, and has since pulled out of Belgium's matches against Greece and Russia. Martinez put his return at 10-15 days, which could mean the midfielder may not be ready to return when Chelsea resume their Premier League schedule against Crystal Palace following the international break.
Lamine Kone    D    Sunderland
Kone has pulled out of international duty with Ivory Cost due to a knee injury, the Chronicle Live reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kone missed Saturday's 0-0 draw with Burnley after injuring himself in training on Thursday. He underwent a scan that didn't reveal any serious damage. Kone will use the international break to rehab his knee in hopes of returning 1 April against Watford.
Bacary Sagna    D    Manchester City
Sagna has withdrawn from the French national team because of a hip injury, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sagna underwent a scan that revealed a tear in his left adductor muscle. He could miss key matches with Arsenal and Chelsea following the international break.
Pablo Zabaleta    D    Manchester City
Zabaleta has pulled out of international duty with Argentina due to a thigh strain, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zabaleta could remain sidelined for up to three weeks because of the injury. The injury kept him out of the squad for Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Fernandinho was pressed into action at right-back with Zabaleta out.
Manolo Gabbiadini    F    Southampton
Gabbiadini exited with a groin injury in the first half of Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

While the extent of the groin injury is unknown at this point, Gabbiadini won't be included in the Italy squad in the upcoming international break.
Scott Arfield    M    Burnley
Arfield took five shots, put six crosses in, and created three chances in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Arfield made his 18th Premier League start of the season Saturday. He has been a consistent starter since Johann Berg Gudmundsson went down with a knee injury. Arfield and fellow winger, George Boyd, could see their playing time go down with the eventual return of Gudmundsson.
Harry Arter    M    AFC Bournemouth
Arter will miss Ireland's World Cup qualifier with Wales on Friday due to a calf injury, the Irish Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Arter was a surprising absence from Saturday's 2-0 win over Swansea. He has played in 27 Premier League matches this season, starting 26 of those. Arter was a potential candidate to start in the Irish midfield after a couple of impressive displays for Bournemouth.
Alexis Sanchez    F/M    Arsenal
Sanchez suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's 3-1 defeat to West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanchez injured his ankle after receiving a tackle in the first half. He was able to play on until late in the second half. If there is any ligament damage, he will likely be held out of Chile's upcoming World Cup Qualifiers with Argentina and Venezuela.
Marko Grujic    M    Liverpool
Grujic (hamstring) started for the Liverpool U23 squad Sunday against Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Grujic is likely using Sunday's U23 match as a way to step up his recovery till he is ready for 1st team action.
Valon Behrami    M/D    Watford
Behrami was subbed off with an apparent knock in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Behrami had an opportunity to score his first goal since 2010 but sent his volley wide of the net. Behrami has not produced a shot on target this season and was replaced by Abdoulaye Doucoure at the half. The Hornets' next match is in two weeks against Sunderland.
Phil Bardsley    D    Stoke City
Bardsley was sent off in stoppage time after receiving his second yellow card in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Bardsley's absence is a tough hit for Stoke, who will hope to turn to Glen Johnson in his absence.
Tom Huddlestone    M    Hull City
Huddlestone was given a straight red card in the 73rd minute of Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Huddlestone will be suspended for three matches due to the red, making him available to return on 15 Apr. against Stoke City.
Kyle Naughton    D    Swansea City
Naughton (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match with Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Naughton will have to wait till after the international break to return to the side.
Morgan Schneiderlin    M    Everton
Schneiderlin subbed off with an injury during Saturday's match with Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

Schneiderlin was replaced by Gareth Barry in the 30th minute. He will hope to use the upcoming international break to recover in time for the Merseyside Derby on 1 April.
Kevin Mirallas    M    Everton
Mirallas is not in the 18-man squad to face Hull City on Saturday because of the birth of his second child, according to the NBC Sports broadcast.

Fantasy Analysis

Dominic Calvert-Lewin will get the start in Mirallas' absence, with Ross Barkley expected to take most free kicks.
Wes Morgan    D    Leicester City
Morgan suffered a back injury during the midweek Champions Leauge win over Sevilla and will miss Saturday's match with West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Morgan will be replaced by Yohan Benalouane at centre-back.

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