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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

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Tyrone Mings    D    AFC Bournemouth
Mings is out indefinitely have suffering a torn MCL last weekend against Leicester, and he is undergoing additional scans to see if his knee is injured even further, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Mings lasted just six minutes into his Premier League debut before suffering the injury, and he will not play again this year after being left off Bournemouth's 25-man squad for Premier League play, though he could make it back on the list after the close of the January transfer window.
Max Gradel    M    AFC Bournemouth
Gradel will be sidelined for at least six months after suffering a torn ACL last weekend against Leicester City, Sky Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Gradel was not included on Bournemouth's 25-man squad for Premier League play this season, as fantasy owners will have to wait until next season to see what he can do.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck (knee) will be out for a number of months after undergoing knee surgery this week.

Fantasy Analysis

Welbeck has been out since suffering the injury back in April, and while there was a hope he could return after the international break, a step up in training caused renewed pain. He was unlikely to get many first-team starts ahead of Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, but this will only push his return even further back.
Bryan Oviedo    D    Everton
Oviedo will not play for Costa Rica over the international break because of a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Oviedo is expected to be out for 10 days, which may give him enough time to recover before Everton face Chelsea on Sept. 12. With Leighton Baines (ankle) and Brendan Galloway (knee) out, Oviedo was expected to start, though if he is unable to, Tyius Browning could move into his spot.
Ibrahim Afellay    M    Stoke City
Afellay was dismissed in the 25th minute of Saturday's 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Afellay reacted angrily to West Bromwich Albion midfielder Craig Gardner and raised his hand to the opponent's face to give the referee no choice but to produce a straight red card for violent conduct. Afellay will miss three games that includes league matches against Arsenal and Leicester before returning to contention for the game against Bournemouth on Sept. 26.
Charlie Adam    M    Stoke City
Adam was shown a 31st minute red card in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Fantasy Analysis

Adam stamped on West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson following a wild challenge and was given a straight red card by the officiating team. Adam will miss three games that includes league matches against Arsenal and Leicester before returning to contention for the game against Bournemouth on Sept. 26.
Jordi Amat    D    Swansea City
Amat (foot) was left off the 18-man squad yet again for Sunday's match against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Amat has been unable to play in any Premier League tilts this season and his ongoing issues with a foot injury put him in doubt for a return in the immediate future.
Jefferson Montero    M    Swansea City
Montero picked up a thigh injury during training and won't be available for Sunday's match against Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Swansea elected to keep Montero's unavailability under wraps until lineups were officially released since it appears that Montero actually suffered the injury sometime earlier in the week. He'll get an added week of rest, however, with the upcoming international break while Wayne Routledge occupies his spot in the backline Sunday.
Tom Cleverley    M    Everton
Cleverley exited Saturday's match against the Spurs on a stretcher shortly before halftime with an apparent injury to his ankle.

Fantasy Analysis

Cleverley's ankle badly rolled under Eric Dier's sliding tackle Saturday which caused Cleverley to immediately fall to the ground in pain while calling for a physio. As a result, Cleverley should be considered lucky if he only comes away with a severely sprained ankle, denoting that he'll likely miss an indefinite amount of time while rehabbing.
Andros Townsend    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Townsend (ankle) was left off the 18-man lineup for Saturday's match against Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Townsend resumed training earlier in the week but taking Saturday's match off will afford him multiple weeks of rest since the Spurs don't have another contest until Sept. 13 against Sunderland.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana (quad) is not in the 18-man lineup for Saturday's match against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana is currently dealing with an injury to his quad and Saturday will be the second match he misses due to the injury. He generally starts when healthy, but the recent addition of Roberto Firmino could force Lallana into a role off the bench come Sept. 12 against Manchester United.
Julian Speroni    G    Crystal Palace
Speroni (finger) was left off the 18-man lineup for Saturday's match against Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Speroni hasn't been available at any point during the first four weeks as he continues to be sidelined with a finger injury. Alex McCarthy will continue to start in the meantime while Speroni's next opportunity to play won't be until Sept. 12 against Manchester City.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson (foot) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Henderson was always considered a long shot to play, but he'll at least be able to continue his recovery over the international break, with the hope of being back Sept. 12 against Manchester United.
Per Mertesacker    D    Arsenal
Mertesacker was unable to recover from his illness in time for Saturday's game against Newcastle.

Fantasy Analysis

Gabriel will get the start in Mertesacker's place alongside Laurent Koscielny, who recovered from his back injury.
Mesut Ozil    M    Arsenal
Ozil will not play Saturday against Newcastle because of a minor knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

The news of Ozil's injury wasn't disclosed until after lineups were announced, but at least Arsenal are playing in the first game of the weekend for fantasy manager to make adjustments. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will move into the starting lineup.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said Friday that Sturridge will not be rushed back from his hip injury. "There's no timeline on Daniel," Rodgers said. "He has obviously been away working in America. He has come back and it's just about him working hard now to get somewhere near the level of the group. There's no time on it. He came back and looks well -- he's really excited and happy to be back among his teammates. We'll just have to take a week on week, rather than put any sort of pressure on a time for him."

Fantasy Analysis

The initial estimate for Sturridge's return was mid-to-late October, but that was moved up by nearly a month recently, with the possibility that he could be available after the upcoming international break. Rodgers' comments obviously put some cold water on that possibility, and fantasy owners are now back to just sitting back and waiting on more progress in Sturridge's recovery before taking the plunge to pick him up.
Gael Clichy    D    Manchester City
Clichy will be out for 6-to-7 weeks because of his ankle injury, according to PA Sport

Fantasy Analysis

Clichy has yet to play this season due to the ailment, though he was available off the bench last weekend against Everton. Given the situation, Aleksandar Kolarov will continue to start at left back, and given how well he has played, it will be very tough for Clichy to get his starting job back when he returns to fitness.
Christian Eriksen    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Eriksen (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Eriksen missed last weekend's match due to the ailment, and it remains unclear if it will keep him out beyond this weekend. The good news for Spurs is that he'll have the international break to rest up, with the hope that he'll be available to play Sept. 13 against Sunderland.
Chris Brunt    M    West Bromwich Albion
Brunt will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Stoke City because of a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Brunt is still considered a midfielder in many fantasy formats, but he plays mostly as a defender on the wing. Either way, his fantasy upside will be greatly reduced if he doesn't start.
Fernando    M    Manchester City
Fernando (muscular injury) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Watford.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernando has yet to feature this season due to the ailment, and while his next opportunity to play will come after the international break, his fantasy upside is a bit limited given his spot on the depth chart behind Fernandinho and Fabian Delph.
Wilfried Bony    F    Manchester City
Bony has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Watford because of a cut on his leg, though manager Manuel Pellegrini said he thinks Bony could return after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

Bony has found playing time very hard to come by this season because Sergio Aguero has been fit and playing well, so while his absence is likely to hurt a few fantasy teams, he was unlikely to make a significant impact.
Mile Jedinak    M    Crystal Palace
Jedinak has been ruled out for two-to-three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury during Wednesday's Capital One Cup match, according to the Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

Jedinak was finding Premier League starts hard to come by this season, so his absence isn't likely to affect too many fantasy teams.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere (ankle) is expected to return to full training one week after the international break.

Fantasy Analysis

Wilshere has a history of ankle injury, so the club have little reason to rush him back before he is fully fit. They also have a fairly healthy midfield right now, and it's unclear if Wilshere will have a starting spot when he returns.
Marouane Chamakh    F    Crystal Palace
Chamakh (hamstring) is expected to miss three months after suffering yet another recurrence of the same injury, reports The Croydon Advertiser.

Fantasy Analysis

Chamakh (hamstring) has had another setback involving the same hamstring problem as before and is going for an MRI scan to assess the problem.
John Terry    D    Chelsea
Terry was shown a straight red card during the 54th minute of Sunday's match at West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Terry was given his marching orders after pulling down West Brom striker Salomon Rondon with a clear path on goal during the second half Sunday. The Englishman has endured a horrid start to the season and will now be suspended for this weekend's match versus Crystal Palace, likely leaving Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma to start in central defense.
Patrick Bamford    F    Crystal Palace
Bamford is ineligible to face his parent club Chelsea on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Bamford has found playing time hard to come by this season, with Connor Wickham and Glenn Murray getting starts ahead of him. Wickham will not play against Chelsea due to a rib injury, which means Murray and Dwight Gayle are the only available strikers before the international break.
Adama Traore    M    Aston Villa
Traore picked up an assist in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Traore made a direct run down the right hand side before his cross was turned into his own net by Pape Souare.
Brendan Galloway    D    Everton
Everton manager Roberto Martinez said that Galloway suffered a patella tendon injury against Manchester City on Sunday, and he will be assessed further in the next 48 hours to determine a recovery timetable.

Fantasy Analysis

Galloway has been starting in place of the injured Leighton Baines (ankle), and while Tyias Browning came on for Galloway when he was forced off Sunday, Bryan Oviedo could get the starts at left back, though he is still working on his match fitness after a long injury absence.
Carl Jenkinson    D    West Ham United
Jenkinson picked up a straight red card in a 4-3 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

West Ham's defense was putrid Saturday and Jenkinson provided to the futility with a poor tackle to get sent off in the 79th minute. He'll miss next week's match against Liverpool on Saturday, barring an appeal that likely won't be overturned.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters (illness) is not in the 18-man squad to face Norwich on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Walters, who has reportedly been linked to Norwich this summer, wasn't expected to miss out, so it appears the illness was strong enough to keep him from training to the point where he'd be fit.
Oscar    M    Chelsea
Oscar (muscular injury) has been ruled out for Sunday's match at West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Oscar could be back to fighting for his spot in the starting XI when he returns to fitness, as the addition of Pedro has opened up the possibility that Willian could move to a more central role, which is where Oscar traditionally plays. It's a good problem to have for Chelsea, but the opposite for fantasy owners.

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