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Nathan Baker

24-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


England

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  5/24/2015
Birthdate:  April 23, 1991    Birthplace:  Worcester, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  176 lbs    

May 14, 2015    Nathan Baker News

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Baker (knee) has returned to training but will not play Saturday against Southampton.

Baker, who has missed three Premier League matches due to the ailment, seems likely to return for the season-finale May 24 against Burnley.

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Nathan Baker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 7, 2015

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Baker (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against West Ham.

Baker hasn't make an appearance in nearly a month due to the ailment, and given how few games are left, it's possible he won't play again this season.

March 19, 2015

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Baker (knee) will not play Saturday against Swansea City.

Baker hasn't appeared in a match for the Villains since Jan. 17 against Liverpool, though even when he's fully fit, he's not a big fantasy contributor.

March 5, 2015

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Manager Tim Sherwood said Thursday that Baker (knee) is still "a couple of weeks" away from full fitness.

It appeared possible that Baker might be able to return March 14 against Sunderland, but given Sherwood's comments, he's likely to get back even later.

November 13, 2014

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Baker picked up a knee injury during Saturday's match against West Ham, Vital Villa reports.

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.

November 2, 2014

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Baker (hamstring) returned to the pitch as expected Sunday to play the full 90 minutes during Aston Villa's 2-1 loss to the Spurs.

Baker was expected to make a return to the pitch despite having to hurdle a late fitness test Sunday. Things likely won't be getting any easier for Baker and his fellow defensemen when they face West Ham on Saturday.

October 30, 2014

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Baker (hamstring) will face a late fitness test before Sunday's match against Tottenham.

Baker suffered a hamstring injury during the Oct. 18 match against Everton and hasn't been on the pitch since. However, manager Paul Lambert said in his weekly press conference that Baker will have a serious chance at making a return Sunday.

September 26, 2014

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Baker (illness) has overcome his ordeal with a stomach bug and will likely be available for Saturday's matchup against Chelsea, the International Business Times reports.

Baker and his fellow teammates seem to be in good health after the illness did some damage across the club. Despite the clean bill of health, the 23-year-old tends to be used in limited capacity by manager Paul Lambert.