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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Falcao    F    Manchester United
Falcao (calf) returned to full training Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Falcao has battled a number of ailments this season, and while manager Louis van Gaal said Friday that Falcao will miss at least two more weeks, it appears possible that he could return sooner than that if he's back in full training already.
Damien Delaney    D    Crystal Palace
Delaney (leg) left Sunday's 3-1 win over Liverpool after picking up an injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Delaney (leg) limped off in the 36th minute after picking up an injury. It looked like just a knock and the centre back can be expected to start next Saturday at Swansea.
Mario Balotelli    F    Liverpool
Balotelli is out for Sunday's match against Crystal Palace, due to a groin injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Balotelli picked up the injury over the international break and was always considered a doubt to face Palace. Rickie Lambert will start up front in his place, with Fabio Borini and Lazar Markovic available off the bench.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson will not play Sunday against Crystal Palace due to an illness.

Fantasy Analysis

Henderson picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty, though it was considered mild and is not the reason for his absence Sunday. He should be good to go Nov. 29 against Stoke City.
Claudio Yacob    M    West Bromwich Albion
Yacob received a red card just 28 minutes into Saturday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Yacob made a reckless two-footed lunge on Chelsea striker Diego Costa and picked up a straight red card as a result. Yacob's dismissal had little effect on the result as West Brom were already two goals behind following strikes from Costa and Eden Hazard. The Argentinean midfielder was making his first start of the season and will now be unavailable for at least one game.
Luke Shaw    D    Manchester United
Shaw had to be subbed off in the 16th minute of Manchester United's Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday after picking up an ankle injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Shaw came into the match battling a slight groin issue, as his injury-laden season takes another turn for the worse.
Stewart Downing    M    West Ham United
Downing (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Downing picked up the injury in the second game of the international break and he'll have to sit for at least one match, with his next opportunity to play Nov. 29 against Newcastle.
Diafra Sakho    F    West Ham United
Sakho (back) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho will be replaced in the starting XI by Andy Carroll.
Leighton Baines    D    Everton
Baines (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face West Ham on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Baines was unable to play for England over the international break due to the hamstring injury, and while it was hoped that he'd be fit enough to return to face the Hammers, he'll likely make it back on the pitch Nov. 30 against Tottenham.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis is an injury doubt for Southampton's game with Aston Villa on Monday evening manager Ronald Koeman has revealed.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis picked up a knock in Southampton's last outing against Leicester and missed Northern Island's game against Romania as a result. The midfielder will be assessed before the game to see if he is fit enough to play. Although understated in the Saints' midfield, Davis has been an important part of the excellent start to the season.
Morgan Schneiderlin    M    Southampton
Schneiderlin is a doubt for Southampton's match with Aston Villa on Monday evening due to a groin injury picked up on international duty with France, manager Ronald Koeman confirmed.

Fantasy Analysis

Schneiderlin has been on fantastic form for the Saints so far this season, contributing three goals from midfield. The Frenchman is a key part of Southampton's side and Koeman will be keen to include him if he is fit.
Sébastien Pocognoli    D    West Bromwich Albion
Pocognoli (hamstring) is unlikely to play Saturday due to a hamstring injury, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Pocognoli (hamstring) will be assessed ahead of Saturday's game against Chelsea and manager Alan Irvine isn't confident he will make it. “Pocognoli didn’t train yesterday but I’m hoping he’ll be available to train today and if he is then if he comes through he’s certainly in contention,” Irvine said. Right back Andre Wisdom is expected to fill in on the left side with Cristian Gamboa starting at right back.
Danny Welbeck    F    Arsenal
Welbeck could miss Saturday's Premier League match against Manchester United because of a hamstring injury, ESPN FC reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Welbeck reportedly will face a late fitness test in order to face his old club. Olivier Giroud is expected back from his broken fibula, though it is doubtful he is fit enough to play all 90 minutes in Welbeck's place.
David de Gea    G    Manchester United
De Gea is expected to start for Manchester United on Saturday despite dislocating his finger a week ago, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Louis van Gaal previously said that the keeper was making a quick recovery from the injury, but his return this Saturday is still unexpected for most fantasy players after initially hearing news of the injury.
Theo Walcott    M    Arsenal
Walcott will miss Saturday's match against Manchester United after picking up a groin injury while on duty with England, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Walcott has just returned from a long period out of action due to a knee injury. He is expected to miss this week's game due to a tight groin.
Daley Blind    M    Manchester United
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that Blind's knee injury isn't as bad as initially feared, but would still take significant recovery time, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Van Gaal said the player has a brace on his knee, and will rest the next 10 days before having another scan on the injury. He expects Blind to be out for a number of weeks, but not up to six months.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (thigh) is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the calendar year, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge is dealing with a slight tear in his thigh as this is remarkably the ninth thigh injury that has plagued him over his career. His rough timetable for a return is scheduled for the Jan. 1 match against Leicester City.
David Silva    M    Manchester City
Silva (knee) is back in training and is hoping to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League match against Bayern Munich, The Guardian reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the timeframe, Silva will not play this Saturday against Swansea City, with the club hopeful he does not suffer a setback before Wednesday's tilt.
Angel Di Maria    M    Manchester United
Di Maria will have X-rays on his foot after suffering an injury during Argentina's friendly against Portugal on Tuesday, the Mirror reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Di Maria suffered the injury when Nani, on loan at Sporting CP from Manchester United this season, stepped on his foot and cut the skin through his boot. If he is unable to face Arsenal, Di Maria's next opportunity to play will come Nov. 29 against Hull City.
James McCarthy    M    Everton
McCarthy has yet to return to first-team training after withdrawing from international duty for Ireland with a hamstring injury, Goal.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the issue, McCarthy appears highly unlikely to face West Ham this Saturday, and more likely to return Nov. 30 against Spurs.
Mikel Arteta    M    Arsenal
Arteta looks poised to return from his hamstring injury Saturday against Manchester United, the Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Arteta was held out of Arsenal's match against Swansea City back on Nov. 9, but he has used the international break to rest the ailment and looks poised to reclaim his holding midfielder spot in the starting XI against Manchester United.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny (Achilles) has yet to resume first-team training, and he is unlikely to face Manchester United on Saturday or Borussia Dortmund next Wednesday, the Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Arsene Wenger continues to say that Koscielny's issue will be solved with rest and not surgery, though the rest he has already gotten is not enough to get him back on the pitch. Nacho Monreal is expected to continue to start in his place, as Calum Chambers fills in on the wing for Mathieu Debuchy (ankle).
Phil Jones    D    Manchester United
Jones is in contention to face Arsenal on Saturday after rehabbing his shin injury with the club during the international break, the Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

There is no guarantee that Jones will be fit enough to play, and there may not be a reason to rush him back, as Chris Smalling is available after serving a three-match ban and Jonny Evans appears to be near fitness from an ankle injury. Even if he plays, it's a tough fantasy matchup for Jones against an Arsenal side that is tied for fifth in goals this season.
Jonny Evans    D    Manchester United
Evans is in contention to play Saturday against Arsenal after spending the international break rehabbing his ankle injury with the club, the Telegraph reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Evans has been sidelined since picking up the injury Sept. 29 against Leicester City, though his return to fitness will not guarantee a spot in the starting XI, as Chris Smalling is eligible after his three-match red-card ban, and Phil Jones is expected to be fit after recovering from a shin injury.
Sam Vokes    F    Burnley
Vokes has yet to play in a match this season as he's been sidelined with a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Vokes only has 11 Premier League appearances over his career, all of which came off the bench with Wolverhampton. As a result, the 25-year-old would likely have a hard time getting on the pitch with Burnley even when healthy.
Jazz Richards    D    Swansea City
Richards is currently battling a knee injury and is without a timetable for return.

Fantasy Analysis

Richards was used in limited fashion when he was healthy, so it'd be unlikely for him to see significant time on the pitch when he makes his eventual return to health. As it stands, he's only made two Premier League appearances this season.
Wayne Routledge    M    Swansea City
Routledge (groin) is expected to start training ahead of the Nov. 22 match against Manchester City, Michelle Fortune of Setanta Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Routledge will likely head into the Manchester City match with an impending late fitness test. He'll have a full week of practice to test out his ailing groin, although that may not ultimately be enough time for him to regain his fitness if he has lingering pain.
Federico Fernandez    D    Swansea City
Fernandez (calf) is expected to miss Swansea's next three Premier League matches, Michelle Fortune of Setanta Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Fernandez was forced out of the Arsenal match Sunday with his calf injury and it looks as if he'll need the next four weeks off the pitch to make a full recovery. While the three-game absence is not definite, his current projected time of return is for Dec. 6 against West Ham.
Nathan Dyer    M    Swansea City
Dyer (groin) is expected to start training ahead of the Nov. 22 match against Manchester City, Michelle Fortune of Setanta Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dyer (groin) has only missed one Premier League match this season but will ultimately be a late fitness test ahead of the Nov. 22 match against Manchester City. If he's ruled unfit, his next opportunity to get on the pitch will be Nov. 29 against Crystal Palace.
Rory Donnelly    F    Swansea City
Donnelly (ankle) is still sidelined with injury and doesn't currently have an estimated time for return.

Fantasy Analysis

Donnelly had ankle surgery back in August and his original timeline for a return would mean that he's currently healthy. However, that's not the case as he'll need longer than the original three-month recovery period that he was diagnosed with.
Nathan Baker    D    Aston Villa
Baker picked up a knee injury during Saturday's match against West Ham, Vital Villa reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The exact severity of Baker's injury is still unknown and won't likely be updated until Aston Villa starts their practice week ahead of the Nov. 22 match against Southampton. Baker has three clean sheets, seven blocks, and 72 clearances on the season and will be sorely missed if he's ultimately not fit enough for the match with Southampton.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

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Game-Time Decision

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