Bitesize: Injury Table Video Roundup

Game Week 8 FPL Injury News Roundup

Injury Expert Ben Dinnery presents a super quick “bitesize” version of all the essential Premier League injury news ahead of game week 8.
▸ Watch/Listen Now

Last update: 17/10/21 12:10:11

Arsenal

Jogadores: 2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Granit Xhaka

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “I’m sure that if you tell him three [months], he will be thinking two [months]. He will be trying to do extra work to try to minimise that time, that’s for sure.”

Potential Return

26/12/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Gabriel Martinelli

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Unfortunately, he got injured last week. It’s a minor injury and we don’t know if he’s going to be available for Monday.”

Potential Return

18/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Aston Villa

Jogadores: 4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Bertrand Isidore Traore

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He picked up a bit of a thigh injury which the medical staff are assessing. He didn’t train with us yesterday. I’m not sure if he’ll make it tomorrow.”

Potential Return

22/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Keinan Davis

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Aug 27: “Keinan Davis is coming out of a brace tomorrow and he’ll be three or four weeks away from training.”

Potential Return

22/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Leon Bailey

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Unfortunately, Leon hasn’t ticked all the boxes for the medical department, we are hopeful that he will be back in training after the Wolves game.”

Potential Return

22/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Mahmoud Ibrahim Hassan

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Apr 20: “Had a nasty knee injury last week and he’s going to be out for a significant time now. He’s had an operation that was successful.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Brentford

Jogadores: 4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Vitaly Janelt

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Thigh Injury

Potential Return

24/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Mads Sorensen

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Aug 27: “Mads is unfortunately a longer-term injury, with his medial ligament that is damaged. I don’t want to put weeks or months on his recovery.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Joshua Dasilva

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Jul 07: “It is a hip injury that is rare, so the way we’ve gone about it has to be careful. It’s not an injury where I can give you a time, we’re trying to manage it in the right way. I’ll have answers soon.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Shandon Baptiste

Reason

Shoulder Injury

Further Detail

Dislocated Shoulder

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

Currently Being Assessed

Status

Ruled Out

Brighton and Hove Albion

Jogadores: 3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Steven Alzate

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “It’s just going to take a bit of time for that process to happen, same with Steven [following surgery].”

Potential Return

15/01/2022

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Adam Webster

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Sept 17: “Adam we are probably looking the other side of the international break.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Danny Welbeck

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Obviously, it’s devastating for Danny and for us, but he has had surgery, all is well and he will be back stronger than ever. It is just going to take a bit of time.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Burnley

Jogadores: 4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Ben Mee

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: “He is fine but he has tested positive and has to go through the protocols before he can come back in.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Matej Vydra

Reason

Lower Back Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Vyds has come back with a bit of a knock, he is probably touch and go.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Charlie Taylor

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Charlie has had a couple of knocks so is touch and go. We will decide tomorrow, he is quite confident with it. We will make a call on that.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Dale Stephens

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Aug 19: “We don’t really do timescales. We are giving [him] a bit of time and hopefully, [he] will be fit again sooner rather than later.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Chelsea

Jogadores: 4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Christian Pulisic

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Christian is still injured and not available.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Thiago Silva

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He will be back [Saturday] afternoon, hopefully safe from this match in Brazil. He played 90 minutes, he has 12 hours of travelling so that maybe gives the answer about his availability.”

Potential Return

20/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Hakim Ziyech

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “We have some doubts with Hakim. He missed the last two training sessions with a headache and it seems that he’s not with the squad tomorrow.”

Potential Return

20/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Antonio Rudiger

Reason

Lower Back Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Toni is injured. He came back injured from his national team so is also not available.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Crystal Palace

Jogadores: 2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Eberechi Eze

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He has started taking some part in collective training. He is doing well, and we just have to evaluate how he is feeling week after week. We won’t set any kind of date on his return.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Nathan Ferguson

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Progressing well. He has started working on the field by himself with the physios, and he is getting better as well.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Everton

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are closer but will still not be available for this game.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Richarlison de Andrade

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin are closer but will still not be available for this game.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Andre Gomes

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Still working, trying to return as soon as possible but still not available.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Yerry Mina

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Yerry is coming back. He has played a lot of minutes but hopefully he will be here and available to start. Everything is positive with the feedback but we will have to wait and see how he feels.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

75%

Player

Fabian Delph

Reason

Shoulder Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Still working, trying to return as soon as possible but still not available.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Leeds United

Jogadores: 6
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Luke Ayling

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Ayling is at the halfway stage of the process of his recovery.”

Potential Return

21/11/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Kalvin Phillips

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Oct 16: “He could have played but isn’t in an ideal condition.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Raphael Dias Belloli

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: “The options he has to participate depends on whether he plays tonight, how many minutes, how he finishes the game and how efficient the rest he can have in the next 36 hours.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Patrick Bamford

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Sept 30: “I imagine in the next 10 days, I’ll be ready to run on it. So I guess when I can start running and change direction normally, I’ll be back in with the team probably in a week.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Robin Koch

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Oct 14: “Koch is in the United States, where he is going to undergo a simple procedure to resolve his problem in the pubis.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Hector Junior Firpo Adames

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Muscular Injury

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

Currently Being Assessed

Status

25%

Leicester City

Jogadores: 3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Wesley Fofana

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Wesley is ahead of schedule. He’s looking very strong, so hopefully not long after the Christmas period, he could be back.”

Potential Return

15/01/2022

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

James Justin

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He’s working so hard and it won’t be too long. In the next few weeks, we can see him joining the group, maybe around the next international break.”

Potential Return

20/11/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Wilfred Ndidi

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 02: “He did it in the (Burnley) game, which was unfortunate. It could be four to five weeks, so we’ll see how that goes.”

Potential Return

06/11/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Liverpool

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Curtis Jones

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Curtis came back injured from the Under-21s. Slight injury, not available for tomorrow.”

Potential Return

24/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Alisson Becker

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Late Return from International Duty

Potential Return

19/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

100%

Player

Fabio Tavares

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Late Return from International Duty

Potential Return

19/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

100%

Player

Harvey Elliott

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Sept 14: “We won’t put pressure on him by setting a specific timeframe beyond being able to say with confidence we expect him to feature again later in the season following our rehab programme.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Thiago Alcantara

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Thiago, I don’t know [when he will be available]. It still takes a little bit of time. That’s a bit disappointing but we know that it will not go that quick. We have to wait.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Manchester City

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Ferran Torres Garcia

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Ferran will be out two and a half months, three months. [The injury is a] bone for the feet – metatarsal.”

Potential Return

15/01/2022

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Gabriel Fernando de Jesus

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “They play in Brazil and cannot play [tomorrow]. Maybe [they can play in the Champions League on Tuesday], I don’t know yet.”

Potential Return

19/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Ederson Moraes

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “They play in Brazil and cannot play [tomorrow]. Maybe [they can play in the Champions League on Tuesday], I don’t know yet.”

Potential Return

19/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Liam Delap

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Ankle Injury

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

Currently Being Assessed

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Benjamin Mendy

Reason

Suspended

Further Detail

Aug 26: ‘City confirm that [after] being charged by police today, Benjamin Mendy has been suspended pending an investigation.’

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Manchester United

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Raphael Varane

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Oct 12: “Sustained a groin muscle injury in the UEFA Nations League final and has commenced rehab at the club. He will be out for a few weeks.”

Potential Return

30/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Amad Diallo Traore

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Amad first time on the grass as well. So we look quite strong.”

Potential Return

24/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Frederico Rodrigues Santos

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Late Return from International Duty

Potential Return

20/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Edinson Cavani Gomez

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Late Return from International Duty

Potential Return

20/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Anthony Martial

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 16: “He’s come back from France not fit, so he’s not trained all week. Hopefully, we can have him back soon.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

25%

Newcastle United

Jogadores: 2
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Martin Dubravka

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 01: “Expect him to train with us in the next week or so.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Paul Dummett

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Sept 16: “He’s had a setback. Just when we thought he was close – and he was back training – he’s uncomfortable again. It’s the same injury.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Norwich City

Jogadores: 4
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Przemyslaw Placheta

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Lacking Match Fitness

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Todd Cantwell

Reason

Calf/Shin/Heel Injury

Further Detail

Achilles Injury

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Sam Byram

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 01: “Byram is still out but encouraging signs in training this week.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Christoph Zimmermann

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He is struggling with his on going ankle problem. It looks like he might need another surgery. Hopefully, it is not too bad but he will not be available.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Southampton

Jogadores: 3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

James Ward-Prowse

Reason

Suspended

Further Detail

Sending Off – Red Card

Potential Return

30/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Che Adams

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: “It is not too serious, but he will definitely be out for the game this weekend.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

25%

Player

Jack Stephens

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Sept 21: “With Jack, 10 to 12 weeks maybe. A long-term injury is always a blow to us. The tendon on the knee is disrupted, I don’t know how long, but it will take time.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

Currently Being Assessed

Status

Ruled Out

Tottenham Hotspur

Jogadores: 8
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Ben Davies

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Working normally. Much better and it’s just a matter of time for them to get the right fitness levels.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Matt Doherty

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Knock

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Cristian Romero

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Joining us tomorrow, and that will be the right moment to see how they are. We have to assess them and then decide.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Davinson Sanchez

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Joining us tomorrow, and that will be the right moment to see how they are. We have to assess them and then decide.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Giovani Lo Celso

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Joining us tomorrow, and that will be the right moment to see how they are. We have to assess them and then decide.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Emerson Leite de Souza Junior

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Joining us tomorrow, and that will be the right moment to see how they are. We have to assess them and then decide.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

50%

Player

Steven Bergwijn

Reason

Ankle/Foot Injury

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He joined us yesterday. He is totally integrated in the group. He did well. No pain and now about getting back to his highest levels of fitness.”

Potential Return

17/10/2021

Condition

Late Fitness Test

Status

75%

Player

Ryan Sessegnon

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “Ryan hasn’t joined the group yet; he’s doing his physical work with sports science department.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Watford

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Peter Etebo

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 13: ‘Peter has had surgery on the tear in his quad and has now returned to the club’s training base to begin his rehab.’

Potential Return

05/03/2022

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Nicolas N’Koulou

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 14: ‘Head Coach Claudio Ranieri [believes] the Cameroonian is about three weeks away from full fitness.’

Potential Return

07/11/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Francisco Sierralta Carvallo

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 13: ‘Progressing well from the hamstring injury he sustained at Elland Road. It is hoped he will return to light training next week.’

Potential Return

30/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Joshua King

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Oct 13: ‘Returned to training today after suffering a minor knee ligament problem at Leeds. Assessed ahead of this weekend’s clash with Liverpool.’

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

75%

Player

Christian Kabasele

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Oct 13: ‘Christian injured his hamstring late on in the defeat at Leeds and is in the first phase of his rehabilitation.’

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

West Ham United

Jogadores: 3
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Vladimir Coufal

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Oct 06: “A slight groin injury that [is] causing discomfort. Both ourselves and the Czech medical team agreed that it would be beneficial for him to get some rest.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Mark Noble

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Muscular Injury

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Ryan Fredericks

Reason

Groin/Hip/Pelvic Injury

Further Detail

Oct 01: “I’m not sure about Ryan. We’re thinking [he’s] not too far away. There is a chance [he] could be available.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jogadores: 5
Player Reason Further Detail Potential Return Condition Status
Player

Francisco Machado Mota Castro Trincao

Reason

Other

Further Detail

Oct 15: “He started training, not with us, but at home. He had two or three days where he didn’t feel well, but now everything is OK with him. All the players are vaccinated twice.”

Potential Return

23/10/2021

Condition

None

Status

50%

Player

Jonny Castro Otto

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Sept 29: “Jonny is doing very well rehabilitating from cruciate ligament surgery and is on course for an expected return in the new year.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Pedro Lomba Neto

Reason

Knee Injury

Further Detail

Sept 29: “We are taking him stage by stage, and he is due a specialist review on progress in October. Until then, we do not want to put pressure on him by giving him a specific return date.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Yerson Mosquera

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Sept 29: “It is too early to give a return date as there is such variation in how quickly players heal, but as a guide 4-5 months is usual.”

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

None

Status

Ruled Out

Player

Hugo Bueno

Reason

Thigh Injury

Further Detail

Hamstring Strain

Potential Return

No Return Date

Condition

Currently Being Assessed

Status

Ruled Out