Premier League injuries: Lavia suffers another setback

Paul Macdonald
Paul Macdonald
  • Updated: 5 Jan 2024 16:05 GMT
  • 7 min read
Romeo Lavia, Chelsea, 2023/24
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Injuries in the Premier League are a reality that managers - in real life and of the Fantasy Premier League variety - have to factor into their thinking on a weekly basis.

Multiple teams have lost key figures in the first portion of the season, with Arsenal's summer signing Jurrien Timber suffering an ACL injury on his debut, while the likes of Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia have suffered similar setbacks for Aston Villa.

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Chelsea's Christopher Nkunku has only recently returned to the pitch to make his competitive debut for the Blues, while Romeo Lavia has suffered yet another heartbreaking setback. Chelsea, Man Utd and Newcastle have at times had as many as a dozen players sidelined.

With the 2023-24 Premier League campaign underway, which English top-flight players are currently injured?

Premier League Injury Table

Arsenal injuries

Arsenal Injuries

Thomas ParteyThighJanuary
Oleksandr ZinchenkoCalfJanuary
Jurrien TimberKneeMarch
Fabio VieiraGroinJanuary

Aston Villa injuries

Aston Villa injuries

Emiliano BuendiaKneeJune
Tyrone MingsKneeJune
Matty CashIllJanuary
Robin OlsenKnockJanuary
Lucas DigneThighJanuary
Youri TielemansCalfJanuary

Bournemouth injuries


Tyler AdamsHamstringFebruary
Ryan FredericksCalfUnknown
Lloyd KellyHamstringJanuary
Emiliano MarcondesFootUnknown
Darren RandolphIllJanuary
Hamed TraoreIllJanuary
Hamed TraoreIllJanuary
Milos KerkezAnkleJanuary

Brentford injuries


Kristoffer AjerFootJanuary
Shandon BaptisteFootJanuary
Rico HenryKneeJune
Aaron HickeyHamstringFebruary
Bryan MbeumoAnkleMarch
Kevin SchadeGroinFebruary

Brighton injuries


Ansu FatiHamstringFebruary
Julio EncisoKneeFebruary
Joel VeltmanKneeFebruary
Tariq LampteyHamstringJanuary
Solly MarchKneeUnknown
Adam WebsterThighJanuary
Kaoru MitomaAnkleJanuary
Simon AdingraThighJanuary

Burnley injuries


Jack CorkCalfJanuary
Hjalmar EkdalKneeJanuary
Jordan BeyerThighJanuary
Luca KoleoshoKneeJune

Chelsea injuries


Trevoh ChalobahThighUnknown
Ben ChilwellHamstringJanuary
Carney ChukwuemekaKneeJanuary
Wesley FofanaKneeJune
Robert SanchezKneeJanuary
Romeo LaviaThighJanuary
Lesley UgochukwuOtherUnknown
Reece JamesHamstringMarch
Marc CucurellaAnkleMarch
Benoit BadiashileOtherJanuary

Crystal Palace injuries

Crystal Palace

Cheick DoucoureAchillesJune
Joel WardThighJanuary
Sam JohnstoneCalfJanuary
Rob HoldingAnkleJanuary
Michael OliseHamstringUnknown
Jesurun Rak-SakyiHamstringFebruary

Everton injuries


Dele AlliGroinFebruary
Ashley YoungOtherJanuary
Abdoulaye DoucoureThighJanuary
Dwight McNeilAnkleUnknown

Fulham injuries


Tim ReamCalfJanuary
Adama TraoreHamstringJanuary

Liverpool injuries


Dominik SzoboszlaiHamstringJanuary
Stefan BajceticCalfFebruary
Kostas TsimikasShoulderUnknown
Joel MatipKneeSeptember
Andrew RobertsonShoulderFebruary

Luton Town injuries


Reece BurkeHamstringJanuary
Tom LockyerRecovering from cardiac arrestUnknown
Dan PottsHamstringJanuary
Marvelous NakambaKneeApril

Man City injuries

Man City

John StonesAnkleJanuary
Jeremy DokuKnockJanuary
Erling HaalandAnkleJanuary

Man Utd injuries

Man Utd

Luke ShawMuscularJanuary
Harry MaguireGroinJanuary
Mason MountCalfJanuary
Tyrell MalaciaKneeJanuary
Lisandro MartinezFootJanuary
Anthony MartialIllJanuary
Rasmus HojlundIllJanuary
Victor LindelofGroinJanuary

Newcastle United injuries


Elliot AndersonBackJanuary
Harvey BarnesFootJanuary
Javier ManquilloGroinUnknown
Jacob MurphyShoulderJanuary
Nick PopeShoulderApril
Matt TargettHamstringFebruary
Joe WillockCalfJanuary
Kieran TrippierGroinJanuary

Nottingham Forest injuries

Nottingham Forest

Taiwo AwoniyiGroinMarch

Sheffield United injuries

Sheffield United

Chris BashamAnkleJune
Tom DaviesThighJanuary
John EganAnkleJanuary
Daniel JebbisonIllnessUnknown

Tottenham Hotspur injuries


Alejo VelizKneeJanuary
James MaddisonAnkleJanuary
Ivan PerisicKneeJune
Ryan SessegnonHamstringJanuary
Manor SolomonKneeJanuary
Micky van de VenHamstringJanuary
Cristian RomeroHamstringJanuary

West Ham injuries

West Ham

Michael AntonioKneeJanuary
Mohammed KudusThighJanuary
Lucas PaquetaKneeJanuary
Vladimir CoufalIllJanuary

Wolves injuries


Can you win a Premier League medal if injured?

Any player who has made five appearances in a Premier League season is eligible, though clubs are able to make a special case-by-case dispensation case to allow players who have missed the entire season to apply to be given a medal.

What are the worst football injuries?

Generally, any injury to the cruciate ligament of the knee can lead to an extended period on the sidelines.

Twenty years ago, a cruciate knee ligament injury could have been career-ending, but advancement in surgery technology means that players can generally return to action after a prolonged rehabilitation. A return date from a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) could now be within eight to 10 months.

Serious ankle injuries remain one of the most recurring injuries, as when a player suffers this, it can impact their movement for the remainder of their careers; notable examples would be Marco van Basten and Jack Wilshere. Depending on the original injury, a player can be back within four months, but more time and care must be given to ease the player back into action.

Broken legs occur less often in the modern game as tackling has been tempered by rule changes, and though players can expect to spend a period on the sidelines, with a clean break and proper surgery, a player can be back in training as soon as four to five months.

Hamstring tears have become an increasingly common problem, and time must be taken to recuperate the player and ease them back into their comeback. But a bad hamstring tear could lead to as long as eight to 10 weeks on the sidelines.

Injury-prone EPL footballers

There are plenty of renowned Premier League players who could have been far more successful if they weren't almost permanently injured.

The aforementioned Wilshere's Arsenal career was effectively ended by a series of persistent ankle problems, while Alan Shearer, though the record EPL goalscorer, missed at least two years due to a series of issues, including groin operations and a serious cruciate issue in 1997.

Elsewhere Arjen Robben was one of the best wingers of the 21st century but spent far too much of his Chelsea career sitting on the sidelines, and the same can be said of Louis Saha, firstly at Fulham and then at Manchester United.

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