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Nathan Baker

23-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 23, 1991    Birthplace:  Worcester, United Kingdom
Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  176 lbs    

September 26, 2014    Nathan Baker News

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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.

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

September 20, 2014

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Baker was unable to play against Arsenal on Saturday due to a stomach bug.

Baker was not alone with the stomach bug as many of the Villans have come down with the illness as well. Manager Paul Lambert has decided to close the facilities over the weekend in an attempt to get his players healthy for their upcoming match against Chelsea.

September 9, 2014

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Baker has made just one Premier League appearance for Aston Villa since the start of the 2014-15 season.

Unfortunately for Baker, the Villans have gotten along well without him this season. He's still a viable replacement on the line of defense but will likely struggle to get on the pitch barring injuries ahead of him.

April 3, 2014

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Baker, who missed last weekend's match against Manchester United with a foot injury, has recovered and should be available Saturday against Fulham, Aston Villa's official web site reports.

Baker's fantasy value is primarily based on clean sheets, and while they don't happen often for Villa, this weekend is about as good as a chance you'll get.

January 29, 2014

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Baker came on for Andreas Weimann in the 80th minute of Wednesday's match against West Brom.

Baker didn't record any fantasy stats of note, but the good news is that he was able to get back on the pitch after suffering a concussion two weeks ago.

January 13, 2014

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Baker suffered a mild concussion during Monday's loss to Arsenal.

Baker took a Serge Gnabry shot straight to the face and was down on the pitch for quite some time before finally being stretchered off. It looks like a very serious injury, despite the fact that the team has described it as "mild." Head injuries affect each player differently, so it's tough to gauge any sort of timeline for Baker's return.

September 10, 2013

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Baker (ankle) is in contention to play Saturday against Newcastle, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Baker originally suffered his injury on opening day against Arsenal, limping off only 17 minutes into the match. While he could be fit for the match, he is expected to start on the bench with Ron Vlaar and Jores Okore in the Starting XI.

December 29, 2012

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Baker will not be available for the pre-New Year's holiday fixture for Aston Villa after injuring his hamstring in the Boxing Day defeat to Tottenham, reports the Daily Mail.

Baker had to leave the Boxing Day match at halftime, and is still struggling with the issue on Saturday.