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Dejan Lovren

24-Year-Old Defender     Southampton  Premier


Birthdate:  July 5, 1989    Nationality:  Croatia    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  185 lbs    

March 21, 2014    Dejan Lovren News

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Manchester United manager David Moyes may consider Lovren (groin) as a potential replacement for the departing Nemanja Vidic, reports the Daily Mail.

Lovren has made 23 appearances for Southampton so far this season, and is currently recovering from a groin injury. Moyes continues to scout replacements for many positions as he attempts to rebuild the team, and Lovren is one United have been keeping an eye on.

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March 15, 2014

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Lovren picked up a knock in the 95th minute of Saturday's 4-2 win over Norwich City.

Lovren appeared to have a great clean sheet opportunity Saturday against Norwich City, but two goals after 80th minute took that away. The knock came late in the match, so it is unclear how serious it was, as Southampton had already made their three substitutions in the match.

February 24, 2014

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Lovren returned from an ankle injury for Saturday's game against West Ham, but he did not feature off the bench.

Lovren last played on January 18 against Sunderland and clearly wasn't up to fitness enough to play Saturday in a 3-1 loss. His next opportunity will come Saturday against Liverpool.

January 25, 2014

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Lovren is expected to miss between six-to-eight weeks after suffering ligament damage in his ankle in last weekend's match against Southampton, the BBC reports.

Lovren had been one of Southampton's best defenders this season, so it's obviously a big hit to the team. Teammate Gaston Ramirez suffered a similar injury and faces the same amount of time out.

January 23, 2014

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Lovren suffered ligament damage to his ankle during last weekend's match against Sunderland and will now face an undetermined period of time on the sidelines, the Daily Mail reports.

Lovren, who tallied seven clean sheets, two goals, and one assist before going down, ranked among fantasy's best defenders to this point in the season. Since medical testing is still ongoing, Lovren has yet to receive a definitive timetable for his recovery. Nonetheless, the Croatian figures to not be available in the near future, which should test the depth of Southampton's central defense.

January 21, 2014

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Lovren posted a picture of himself on Twitter Tuesday that showed him using crutches and wearing a walking boot, Metro reports.

There hasn't been any announcement from Southampton regarding the severity of Lovren's injury, which he suffered in Saturday's match against Sunderland, but crutches and a walking boot don't seem to imply that he'll be returning in short order.

January 18, 2014

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Lovren was stretchered off in the 87th minute of Saturday's Premier League match against Sunderland.

Lovren went in for a tackle on Sunderland's Steven Fletcher and took a pretty good knock as a result. The severity of the injury will obviously be determined after additional review by the physios. Lovren scored a goal in the 31st minute of the match to put Southampton up 2-0, but Sunderland came back and tied it in the second half before Lovren went down.

December 27, 2013

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Lovren was unable to play against Cardiff City on Thursday after being taken ill prior to the match.

While Lovren has one goal and one assist in Premier League play this season, he primarily relies on clean sheets for his fantasy value. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened in seven consecutive matches.