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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck has been ruled out for the FA Cup final on Saturday because of his knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Arsene Wenger has been optimistic that Welbeck would be able to return, but the bone is apparently still bruising, which means he will miss out playing for England this summer as well. Despite the issues, Welbeck is expected to be fully fit well before the start of the 2015/16 season.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola said that the striker will not be leaving Liverpool this summer, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The Italian only scored one goal in the Premier League last season, and has been rumored to be on his way out of the club. However, his agent gave no indication that Balotelli would be moving anywhere, and plans to be part of Liverpool 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.
Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Di Maria suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's season finale against Hull City, with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal stating he did not think it was overly serious.

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria got the start Sunday, something that had become rare for him, which was very surprising given the big-money move he made last summer, but he still finished with 10 assists, which tied him for third in the Premier League. He's been rumored to want out of Manchester, with Paris Saint-Germain the most popular landing spot.
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.
Antolin Alcaraz    D    Everton
Alcaraz is dealing with a muscular injury and will not play Sunday against Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Alcaraz doesn't play much even when he's fully fit, so his absence Sunday isn't likely to change many fantasy rosters.
Fernando    M    Manchester City
Fernando will not play Sunday against Southampton because of a muscular injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernando hasn't been much of a fantasy producer this season, and he'll likely be replaced by either Fernandinho or Frank Lampard in the lineup.
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.
David de Gea    G    Manchester United
De Gea is unlikely to play in Sunday's season-finale against Hull City because of the hamstring injury he suffered Saturday against Arsenal, the Independent reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Victor Valdes, who replaced De Gea in Saturday's match after he came off in the second half, will likely get the start. De Gea is widely believed to want a move to Spain next season, with Real Madrid the likeliest destination.
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.
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.
Wes Brown    D    Sunderland
Brown has been ruled out for the final three games of the season after aggravating a previous knee injury last weekend against Everton, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Brown missed six weeks due to the injury and finally made his return last weekend, only to hurt it again. John O'Shea is expected to replace him in the lineup.
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.
Ramires    M    Chelsea
Ramires (kidney) has been ruled out for the final two games of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramires was left out of Chelsea's recent matches and it was unclear what the issue was until he posted about having a kidney issue on Instagram. While the issue will hold him out, he's likely to be fully fit this summer and be fine for the start of next season.
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.
Jay Rodriguez    F    Southampton
Rodriguez (knee) could play in an U-21 match Tuesday, and then possibly feature in the season-finale May 24 against Manchester City, manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez has not made a single appearance this season after suffering a torn ACL last year, and while a return would be great for Rodriguez and the club, it's a minimal fantasy impact in the short-term.
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.
Leighton Baines    D    Everton
Baines will miss the final two matches of the season after undergoing ankle surgery, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Baines has been dealing with an ankle problem since 2012, and visited a specialist for the issue in the past few days. The defender is expected to return this summer when Everton begins preparations for next season.
Gaston Ramirez    F/M    Southampton
Ramirez will not play in either of Hull City's two remaining matches as a hamstring injury has prompted the on-loan midfielder to shut down for the rest of the season, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

It has been a disappointing season for Ramirez as he finishes with just one goal and two assists in 23 appearances. It is unlikely Ramirez will return to Hull City next season despite reports of Southampton being willing to shop him around again this summer. A return to Serie A may be likely for the midfielder.
Mohamed Diame    M    Hull City
Diame had surgery on his injured knee Monday, and he will be sidelined for three months.

Fantasy Analysis

Diame initially suffered the injury back in December and had been working his way back to the pitch, but he suffered a setback a few weeks ago, which will now end his season. In addition, given the three-month estimate, it's entirely possible that he'll miss the beginning of the 2015/16 season as well.
Jordi Amat    D    Swansea City
Amat (foot) will miss the remainder of the season, the South Wales Evening Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Medical tests revealed a broken metatarsal for Amat which will force him off the pitch moving forward. The continued absence of Amat will likely allow for Angel Rangel to remain in the starting XI for the final three matches of the season.
Nelson Oliveira    F    Swansea City
Oliveira (ankle) is unlikely to play again this season according to manager Garry Monk.

Fantasy Analysis

Oliveira suffered an ankle injury Saturday against Stoke City and now seems to be in line to miss the final three matches of the season. With his absence, Marvin Emnes could be in store for unexpected playing time down the stretch.
Samir Nasri    M    Manchester City
Nasri has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a groin injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Nasri has been in-and-out of the starting lineup this season, and with a fairly healthy midfield, his absence won't be a huge blow to the Citizens. He finishes the season with only two goals and six assists in 24 appearances, and there has been plenty of talk that he could be playing elsewhere next season.

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