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31-Year-Old Defender     West Ham United  Premier


Birthdate:  August 23, 1983    Nationality:  Wales    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  183 lbs    

October 9, 2014    James Collins News

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Collins is dealing with a hamstring injury that will leave him unavailable for Wales during the international break, The Independent reports.

Collins has dealt with a lingering hamstring injury all season long and will ultimately let it rest during the international break rather than trying to chance it. West Ham will likely have to give him a look over before he's deemed available for their match against Burnley on Oct. 18.

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August 28, 2014

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Collins is dealing with a hamstring injury that may leave him sidelined for multiple weeks, BBC Sport reports.

Collins was forced to pull out of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifier match that will take place on Sept. 9 due to his current hamstring injury. Since he doesn't think he'll be fit by Sept. 9, the earliest possible return to the EPL would come Sept. 15 against Hull City.

August 17, 2014

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Collins picked up his second yellow card in the 63rd minute of West Ham's 1-0 loss to Tottenham on Saturday, and he will miss next weekend's match against Crystal Palace.

West Ham don't get a ton of clean sheet opportunities, but next weekend's match against Palace was a possibility that Collins will now miss out on.

April 26, 2014

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Collins returned from a calf injury in West Ham's 0-1 loss to West Brom on Saturday.

Collins should see full playing time over the final two matches, but will have a tough time keeping clean sheets against Tottenham and Manchester City.

February 11, 2014

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Collins scored in the 84th minute of West Ham's 2-0 victory over Norwich.

Collins scored his first goal of the season, while also recording a clean sheet in the process. The veteran defender's fantasy value typically lies with clean sheets, which West Ham have recorded in five of their last six matches.

January 18, 2014

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Collins returned for a full 90 minutes in West Ham's 1-3 loss to Newcastle on Saturday.

Collins has been sidelined since suffering a calf injury on Boxing Day. The veteran defender will restore some much needed fortitude to the ravaged West Ham back line.

December 30, 2013

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Collins is doubtful to play Wednesday against Fulham, due to his calf injury, according to The Guardian.

Collins initially suffered his injury on Boxing Day against Arsenal and he hasn't been able to train enough to get back to match fitness yet.

December 27, 2013

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Collins suffered a calf injury during Thursday's loss to Arsenal, the Mirror reports.

With the quick turnaround, Collins is not expected to be fit to face West Brom this Sunday.