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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Aleksander Kolarov    D    Manchester City
Kolarov, who is currently dealing with a leg injury, said he would like to return to Italy, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Inter Milan appear to be interested in the defender who just signed a new contract with Manchester City last summer. Kolarov has made 101 appearances in the Premier League with Manchester City.
Raheem Sterling    M    Liverpool
Sterling (toe) said that he would not discuss his future with Liverpool until the end of the season, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sterling will miss England's match against Italy due to a toe injury, but is confident he'll return in time to face Arsenal. He won't be using that time to sort out a new contract with Liverpool either, though. Sterling's current contract expires at the end of next season.
Jordon Ibe    M    Liverpool
Ibe said Friday that he is hoping to return from his knee injury before the end of the season.

Fantasy Analysis

Ibe was widely expected to be able to return after the international break, but he has yet to resume full training, and admitted that he was told his recovery time would take 6-to-8 weeks, far beyond the initial four-week estimate. The 19-year-old was a steady starter before suffering the injury, but his fantasy impact looks low for the remaining fixtures.
Leighton Baines    D    Everton
Baines picked up a knock in Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, and he will not travel for Turin for Tuesday's friendly against Italy, the Daily Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Baines played the full 90 minutes Friday, but he will get a rest before Everton take on Southampton on April 4.
James Milner    M    Manchester City
Milner will not travel to Turin for Tuesday's international friendly against Italy because of a knee issue, the Daily Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Milner has been dealing with a knee problem for the past few weeks, so it's not entirely surprising he will sit out the friendly. He will use the time off to recover and hope to be ready April 6 to face Crystal Palace.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck suffered a knee injury during England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania on Friday and will likely not play in Tuesday's friendly against Italy, the Daily Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Welbeck scored a goal in the qualifier, and if he is unable to play in Turin, he'll certainly be considered an injury doubt for next weekend's Premier League match against Liverpool.
Massadio Haidara    D    Newcastle United
Haidara will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery in Lyon on Thursday, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Haidara suffered the injury Feb. 28 against Aston Villa, and he was initially only expected to miss two weeks. However, additional scans showed the full extent of the injury, and the 22-year-old will be unable to contribute again this season.
Romelu Lukaku    F    Everton
Lukaku, who suffered a hamstring injury last weekend against QPR and had to withdraw from Belgium's two matches over the international break, may be able to return April 4 against Southampton, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

It was initially believed that Lukaku could miss three weeks due to the ailment, but manager Roberto Martinez noted that Lukaku usually heals quickly and could beat that estimate.
Jay Rodriguez    F    Southampton
Rodriguez is progressing in his recovery from ACL surgery and has a chance to play for Southampton before the end of the season, according to ESPN UK.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodriguez suffered a torn ACL last April and had his rehab delayed by a knee infection, but he is finally back in light training and will need to get himself in game-shape with the Saints' U-21s before seeing any action with the first team. The Englishman is reportedly determined to help his club to a top-four finish, however, and it sounds like he will do everything in his power to make it happen.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturrige has been ruled out for at least one month because of torn hip muscle, the Daily Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge suffered the injury during last Sunday's loss to Manchester United, and he was ruled out for England duty due to the ailment. However, further scans showed the severity of the injury, which comes at a terrible time for Liverpool, who will be without Martin Sktrel and Steven Gerrard for the next three games. Mario Balotelli could get Premier League starts during Sturridge's absence, though Raheem Sterling could be moved further up the pitch.
Danny Rose    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Rose has pulled out of the England squad for their two upcoming matches because of a hamstring injury, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The severity of the injury has not been determined, though there was no indication that it is considered serious, which could allow Rose to return for Spurs after the international break.
Martin Skrtel    D    Liverpool
Skrtel has been suspended three games by the FA for stomping on Manchester United's David de Gea during last Sunday's match.

Fantasy Analysis

Fantasy owners will get a big of a break, as one of the matches Skrtel will miss in the FA Cup quarterfinal replay against Blackburn Rovers, making him eligible to return April 18 against Hull City.
Fraser Forster    G    Southampton
Forser will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a torn left patellar tendon, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

While the club stated that a further return date wouldn't be made until post-op swelling goes down, it is widely believed that Forster could miss 9-to-12 months, which would not only rule him out for all of this season, but most of next season as well. With Artur Boruc currently on loan at Bournemouth, Kelvin Davis will get the starts in Forster's place.
Gaston Ramirez    F/M    Hull City
Ramirez attempted four shots while assisting on another six attempts but was unable to pick up a goal or assist in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Ramirez's four shot attempts were a bit of a surprise as he had not attempted any in each of his last four appearances. The Hull City midfielder has just one goal and one assist on the season an both of those were picked up during a Boxing Day victory over Sunderland. Despite the impressive peripheral stat total from this weekend, he is expected to have little fantasy value going forward as those numbers are not likely to be repeated.
James Chester    D    Hull City
Chester (shoulder) has returned to training and is hopeful to return to league action when Hull City play Swansea City after the international break, reports the Hull Daily Mail. He has missed the Tigers' last eight matches after suffering a dislocated shoulder in January.

Fantasy Analysis

Chester currently leads Hull City defenders with two goals this season. Much of his fantasy value comes from keeping clean sheets and Hull City's remaining schedule does not provide much opportunity for that the rest of the season.
Mohamed Diame    M    Hull City
Diame has returned to full training and is expected to return to league action when Hull City faces Swansea City after the International Break, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Diame has missed nearly four months while recovering from a persistent knee injury. His return is much needed for a Hull City club battling to avoid relegation. Before going out with the injury, Diame recorded four goals in 13 appearances and was Hull City's best midfielder.
Craig Dawson    D    West Bromwich Albion
The red card given to Gareth McAuley during last Sunday's match against Arsenal has been transferred to Dawson, the FA announced Monday.

Fantasy Analysis

The commission agreed that McAuley was sent off in error, as Dawson was responsible for the offense that led to the card. Dawson will serve a one-match suspension and be eligible to return April 11 against Leicester City.
Dejan Lovren    D    Liverpool
Lovren is dealing with an abdominal injury and is not expected to be able to play for Croatia when they face Norway on Saturday in European Championship qualifying, the Daily Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lovren is without a definite timetable for a return to the pitch at the moment. Liverpool should update his status in due time but he's considered out until the his club says otherwise.
Simon Mignolet    G    Liverpool
Mignolet is awaiting results from medical tests on his injured ankle, the Daily Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mignolet should be considered day-to-day for the time being while he awaits pertinent scan results. If he's unable to play for Liverpool for whatever reason in Saturday's game against Arsenal then Brad Jones will likely man the net.
Ben Foster    G    West Bromwich Albion
Foster has been ruled out for six months because of the knee injury he suffered March 14 against Stoke City, the BBC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Initial indications were that Foster would only miss a month, but he underwent surgery on his ACL on Friday, prompting the significantly longer time on the sideline. Boaz Myhill will continue to start in his absence.
Diego Costa    F    Chelsea
Costa is schedule to undergo tests Monday to determine the severity of a hamstring injury he picked up Sunday against Hull City, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Costa was replaced in the second half by Loic Remy, who eventually scored himself. Costa has a bit of a history of coming up with injuries just before international duty, which has caused tension between the Spanish FA and Chelsea. While he could be sidelined for the international break, he is expected to be fit to face Stoke City on April 4.
Saido Berahino    F    West Bromwich Albion
Berahino (foot) has withdrawn from the England Under-21s squad, according to BBC Sport.

Fantasy Analysis

Berahino (foot) was replaced by Victor Anichebe late on during Saturday's 3-0 loss to Manchester City and has been replaced in the squad by Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana is set to withdraw from the England squad due to a groin injury that forced him out of Liverpool's match on Sunday at halftime, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The midfielder suffered the injury in the first half, but was not substituted until the half. He is expected to miss England's matches against Lithuania and Italy.
Steven Gerrard    M    Liverpool
Gerrard apologized for being sent off within the first minute of his substitute appearance against Manchester United, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

The veteran midfielder said he takes responsibility for the defeat, and apologized to his teammates and fans. Liverpool lost the match 2-1.
Hugo Lloris    G    Tottenham Hotspur
Lloris was stretchered off from Saturday's match against Leicester City because of a gash to his knee, according to the Daily Mirror.

Fantasy Analysis

Lloris suffere the injury after colliding with a sliding Kyle Walker. He didn't even try to play on after the incident and was replaced by Michel Vorm, who would presumably start if Lloris cannot recover over the international break.
Samir Nasri    M    Manchester City
Nasri is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

After being pulled at halftime of Wednesday's Champions League match against Barcelona, Nasri fails to even make the bench Saturday. He seems to have fallen out of favor with manager Manuel Pellegrini, with Frank Lampard getting a rare start Saturday, leaving David Silva and Jesus Navas on the wings.
Kyle Bartley    D    Swansea City
Bartley continues to be sidelined with a knee injury but his original timetable of six weeks off the pitch is nearing its end, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Bartley had knee surgery in February and is still in the recovery process before he resumes training. As a result, he should still be considered out until manager Garry Monk says otherwise, even though his return is growing closer.
Jose Enrique    D    Liverpool
Enrique (knee) has returned to full training, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Enrique has been dealing with a knee injury recently but his return to the pitch seems imminent. Considering he's been off the pitch since Jan. 24 his eventual comeback will likely be limited so he can be eased back into the swing of things.
Victor Moses    M    Stoke City
Moses (groin) is unlikely to play Saturday against Crystal Palace, manager Mark Hughes said Friday. "Probably the one that looks most unlikely to play at this moment in time is Victor Moses, who still hasn't managed to get over the bang he sustained to his hip on Saturday," Hughes said. "We will give him as much time as we can to try and recover from it, but at the moment it looks like the game may come a little too early for him."

Fantasy Analysis

Moses has been Stoke's offensive spark this season, and has played very well of late, taking over penalty-taking duties as well. He takes shots, sends in crosses and is always at the middle of the attack. His absence would be a big loss and Stoke doesn't have a comparable player to replace him with. If he does sit out, his next opportunity to play will come April 11 at West Ham, as he will be ineligible to face his parent club Chelsea on April 4 after the international break.
Yaya Toure    M    Manchester City
Toure has been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Brom because of an Achilles issue, manager Manuel Pellegrini announced Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Toure hasn't been a strong contributor since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations and one has to wonder if the Achilles has been an issue for a while now. Fernandinho could get the start next to Fernando, which is how Pellegrini played his holding midfield during the AFCON.
John Obi Mikel    M    Chelsea
Mikel (knee) is expected to return to full training after the upcoming international break, manager Jose Mourinho said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Even when he is fully fit, Mikel is stuck behind Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Ramires on the depth chart, with Kurt Zouma also making a play for more playing time in the defensive midfield roles.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

Out

Game-Time Decision

Suspended