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Latest Premier League Injury News

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

Michael Carrick    M    Manchester United
Carrick will be available for Saturday's match against Sunderland after recovering from a calf injury, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Van Gaal also noted that Carrick has trained with the team just once, so there is certainly no guarantee that he'll be slotted back into the starting XI.
James Wilson    F    Manchester United
Wilson is available for Saturday's match against Sunderland after recovering from dead leg suffered during Monday's U-21 match at Sunderland, manager Louis van Gaal said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

With Robin van Persie out for a number of weeks with an ankle injury, Wilson could get a shot at being in the starting XI, though Falcao remains the favorite and the higher fantasy-upside option.
Geoff Cameron    D    Stoke City
Cameron is available for Saturday's match against Hull City after serving a one-match ban.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite being active, it's far from guaranteed that Cameron will play, though even if he does, he's a minimal fantasy contributor.
Ryan Shawcross    D    Stoke City
Shawcross (back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against Hull City, with manager Mark Hughes failing to clarify when Shawcross could return.

Fantasy Analysis

Given the quick turnaround, it seems highly unlikely Shawcross will be able to play Wednesday against Everton, and it's unclear if he'll be able to get back by March 14 against West Brom.
Jack Wilshere    M    Arsenal
Wilshere will be out at least through next weekend after having a procedure on his injured ankle, manager Arsene Wenger said Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Apparently Wilshere was always planning on having the procedure done, though likely after the season ended, but he was dealing an irritation that required it to be done now. No stranger to ankle issues, Wilshere will miss at least the next two games.
Rolando Aarons    M    Newcastle United
Aarons (hamstring) will not play Saturday against Aston Villa, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Aarons has dealt with two serious injuries this season, the latest of which has kept him out since Nov. 1 against Liverpool. However, he is apparently close to a return, which would be a huge benefit for Newcastle, who are struggling with a number of injuries and a lack of firepower.
Rémy Cabella    M    Newcastle United
Cabella (knee) will not play Saturday against Aston Villa.

Fantasy Analysis

Cabella had been in good form before going down with the injury, and the Newcastle attack has stalled somewhat of late. Given the quick turnaround, he appears unlikely to play Wednesday against Manchester United.
Jose Enrique    D    Liverpool
Enrique picked up a knee injury and is without a definite timetable for return, Setanta Sports reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Enrique doesn't see many opportunities on the pitch for Liverpool and may stay on the bench when he ultimately returns to health. In evidence of this, the 29-year-old has only played in four Premier League matches this season.
Glen Johnson    D    Liverpool
Johnson wasn't available for Thursday's Europa League loss to Besiktas because he was dealing with an illness.

Fantasy Analysis

Johnson will likely have a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's Premier League match against Manchester City to determine his availability. The defender has three clean sheets on the season but should have a hard time getting his fourth if he ultimately overcomes his illness and takes the pitch Sunday, considering that City averages 2.15 goals per match this season.
Daryl Janmaat    D    Newcastle United
Manager John Carver said Thursday that Janmaat (groin) is fit to face Aston Villa on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Janmaat was removed from last Saturday's match against Manchester City due to the issue, but Carver confirmed that it was just precautionary in order to avoid making it worse. The news is excellent for fantasy owners, as Janmaat has been a very solid offensive producer this season and faces a decent clean sheet opportunity against a Villa side still trying to find any sort of offensive rhythm.
Kasper Schmeichel    G    Leicester City
Schmeichel (foot) returned to training last week, and he could return in the coming games, the Daily Express reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ben Hamer initially took over when Schmeichel was out, though veteran Mark Schwarzer has been getting the starts of late. Whenever he's fit, Schmeichel will be back in goal.
Aly Cissokho    D    Aston Villa
Cissokho is an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Newcastle, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Cissokho had been a consistent starter earlier this season, though he came off the bench last weekend against Stoke and it's unclear if Sherwood has any plans to keep him on the bench consistently, which would obviously plummet his fantasy value.
Alan Hutton    D    Aston Villa
Hutton is considered an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Newcastle, manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Sherwood wouldn't specify on the nature of the injury, only describing Hutton as "touch and go." He isn't a great fantasy play in most season-long formats, though his crossing ability keeps him active in some daily contests.
Toby Alderweireld    D    Southampton
Alderweireld (quad) is close to a return, but he will not play Saturday against West Brom, manager Ronald Koeman said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Florian Gardos is the top option to replace Alderweireld, who could return as early as Tuesday against Crystal Palace.
Jack Rodwell    M    Sunderland
Rodwell (groin) will not play Saturday against Manchester United, but he may be able to return Tuesday against Hull City, the Sunderland Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodwell has been sidelined for nearly a month due to the ailment, and while he's close to full fitness, the United match will come too soon.
Marouane Chamakh    F    Crystal Palace
Chamakh has been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Ham, but he may be able to return from his hamstring injury March 14 against QPR, manager Alan Pardew said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Palace are dealing with a number of issues up front, as Fraizer Campbell and Yaya Sanogo are also out with hamstring injuries, with the latter potentially also returning to face the Rs, but the former will be out for 5-to-6 weeks.
Fraizer Campbell    F    Crystal Palace
Manager Alan Pardew said Thursday that Campbell will be out for 5-to-6 weeks because of his hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Palace are dealing with a number of issues up front, as Marouane Chamakh and Yaya Sanogo are also out with hamstring injury, leaving Dwight Gayle and possibly Wilfried Zaha to lead the attack.
Yaya Sanogo    F    Crystal Palace
Manager Alan Pardew said Thursday that Sanogo (hamstring) will not play Saturday against West Ham.

Fantasy Analysis

Sanogo isn't exactly known as being the most durable player, so it comes as no shock that he's unable to play due to injury. Palace have a bit of an injury issue up front, as Fraizer Campbell and Marouane Chamakh are both out with hamstring injuries as well, which could leave Dwight Gayle as a sole attacking forward. Pardew did not that Sanogo may be able to return March 14 against QPR.
Robin van Persie    F    Manchester United
Van Persie is expected to be out for at least 3-to-4 weeks because of the ankle injury he suffered last Saturday against Swansea City, the Daily Express reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Van Persie was seen leaving the Liberty Stadium wearing a walking boot and using crutches, giving little confidence that he would be able to play this Saturday against Sunderland. Now that he'll be sidelined well beyond that, Falcao should get plenty of opportunities to prove his worth leading the United attack.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Liverpool
Sakho will not play Thursday against Besiktas in the Europa League because of his hip injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho was unable to play last Sunday against Southampton due to the issue, and he'll be held back from traveling to Turkey to give him a shot to return Sunday against Manchester City.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson will not play in Thursday's Europa League match against Besiktas because of an ankle injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The plan is for Henderson to be rested instead of making the trip to Turkey in order to allow him to be fully fit for Sunday's huge Premier League match against Manchester City.
Mohamed Diame    M    Hull City
Diame is hoping to return from his knee injury March 14 against Leicester City, the Hull Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Diame was expected to already be back from the injury, but he suffered a setback last week during training and had his return date pushed back. The Hull attack has picked up a bit lately, but it's far more dangerous when he's on the pitch.
Nemanja Matic    M    Chelsea
Matic's three-match ban for violent conduct stemming from last weekend's match against Burnley has been reduced to two games, the FA announced Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Matic will miss this weekend's Capital One Cup final against Tottenham, as well as a Premier League match against West Ham on March 4, but he will be eligible to return March 15 against Southampton.
Saido Berahino    F    West Bromwich Albion
Berahino didn't score in Saturday's 0-0 draw against Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Berahino didn't even manage one shot on goal in the stalemate that saw West Brom register just a single shot on target all game. Berahino still has 10 league goals this season and a home fixture next time out against Southampton could see him reach a round dozen for the season.
Bryan Oviedo    D    Everton
Oviedo will face a late fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Leicester City after suffering a minor hamstring injury Thursday against Young Boys in the Europa League.

Fantasy Analysis

Even if he passes fit, Oviedo is unlikely to get the start, as Leighton Baines has recovered from the knee injury that has kept him out of the last three matches.
Steven Gerrard    M    Liverpool
Gerrard has been ruled out for Sunday's match against Southampton because of a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Gerrard always seemed like a long shot to play, with manager Brendan Rodgers simply confirming it Friday. His next opportunity to play comes March 1 against Manchester City.
Ron Vlaar    D    Aston Villa
Vlaar has expressed his desire to seek options with other teams besides Aston Villa at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

The defender's current contract expires at the end of the season. Vlaar also just returned from injury against Leicester, and new manager Tim Sherwood would like to convince the veteran to stay.
Mathieu Flamini    M    Arsenal
Flamini will have a late fitness test on his tight hamstring Friday in order to determine his availability for Saturday's game against Crystal Palace, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Flamini's fantasy upside is fairly limited even when he is fully fit, so his potential absence isn't likely to greatly affect many fantasy rosters.
Modou Barrow    F    Swansea City
Barrow is dealing with a knee injury, the South Wales Evening Post reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Barrow suffered the injury during the 1-1 tie with Sunderland and missed Wednesday's 2-0 loss to West Brom as a result. He'll likely have a late-fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Manchester United but is a limited option who has only played in nine total matches this season.
Aaron Ramsey    M    Arsenal
Ramsey is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks with his hamstring injury, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Wenger described it as "not a majority injury, it's a Grade One," which has given the club optimism that Ramsey won't be sidelined for long. There are a number of lineup options, though it looks like Tomas Rosicky could get the first shot to start alongside Francis Coquelin in the defensive midfield slots.
Cheick Tiote    M    Newcastle United
Tiote suffered a knee injury during the Africa Cup of Nations, and he could miss the rest of the season, the Newcastle Chronicle reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Tiote is set to undergo additional scans on his knee, with initial fears that he could be sidelined for up to 10 weeks, which all but rules him out for the remainder of Premier League play. He was unable to play in the AFCON final last Sunday due to the injury, and he may have played his last game for Newcastle, as he has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors through the past few windows.

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