The 2023/24 Premier League season is just around the corner, and the anticipation for the upcoming campaign is building.
However, an inevitable part of top-flight football that can swing a club’s fortunes is injuries.
There are already several top players injured and the season hasn’t even started.
Premier League footballers are some of the fittest athletes in the world, but they are susceptible to problems that can keep them out for weeks or months.
And it doesn’t matter where you are in the table, injuries are going to happen, and talkSPORT.com will keep you up to date on all 20 Premier League clubs’ injuries and how long each player is likely to be out for.
– Gabriel Jesus [knee injury] – 3-4 weeks
– Oleksandr Zinchenko [muscle problem] – unknown
– Reiss Nelson [minor toe injury] – 1 week
– Jacob Ramsey [metatarsal fracture] – 6 weeks
– Alex Moreno [hamstring surgery] – 3 weeks
– Ryan Fredericks [calf problem] – unknown
– Bryan Mbuemo [thigh issue] – 1 week
– Frank Onyeka [knock] – 1 week
– Moises Caicedo [hamstring problem] – unknown
– Jakub Moder [knee injury] – unknown
– Moises Caicedo missed Brighton’s last pre-season friendly with a hamstring issue
– Michael Obafemi [hamstring tear] – 8 weeks
– Benoit Badiashile [hamstring issue] – 4 weeks
– Christopher Nkunku [knee injury] – 16 weeks
– Wesley Fofana [ACL reconstruction] – unknown
– Armando Broja [ACL injury] – unknown
– Trevoh Chalobah [knock] – unknown
– Fofana’s season looks to be over
– Michael Olise [hamstring tear] – 4 weeks
– Tyrick Mitchell [quad muscle problem] – unknown
– Will Hughes [twisted knee] – unknown
– Seamus Coleman [knee surgery] – unknown
– Dwight McNeil [knock] – unknown
– Dele Alli [groin] – unknown
– James Tarkowski [knock] – 1 week
– Arnaut Danjuma [knock] – 1 week
– Danjuma faces a race against time to be fit for Everton’s Premier League opener
– Joao Palhinha [dislocated shoulder] – unknown
– Tom Cairney [hamstring issue] – unknown
– Thiago Alcantara [hip issue] – 1 week
– Stefan Bajcetic [abductor problem] – 1 week
– Alexis Mac Allister was withdrawn against Bayern Munich with an injury, but he will be fine to start the season
– Reece Burke [knock] – 3 weeks
– Gabriel Osho [knee issue] – 2 weeks
– Jordan Clark [unknown] – unknown
– Dan Potts [unknown] – unknown
– Nathan Ake [knock] – 1 week
– Anthony Martial [hamstring tear] – unknown
– Tyrell Malacia [unknown issue] – unknown
– Amad Diallo [knee injury] – unknown
– Kobbie Mainoo [ankle issue] – 12 weeks
– Rasmus Hojlund [back problem] – unknown
– Hojlund could be out a lot longer than expected
– Joe Willock [hamstring pull] – unknown
– Emil Krafth [ACL recovery] – unknown
– Javier Manquilo [groin pull] – unknown
– Giulian Biancone [ACL recovery] – unknown
– Wayne Hennessey [knee surgery] – 2 weeks
– Oli McBurnie [bruised foot] – 1 week
– Jayden Bogle [knee problem] – unknown
– Ismaila Coulibaly [knee issue] – unknown
– Daniel Jebbison [groin tweak] – 1 week
– John Fleck [leg fracture] – unknown
– Rhian Brewster [hamstring injury] – unknown
– Rodrigo Bentancur [ACL recovery] – 8 weeks
– Ryan Sessegnon [hamstring surgery] – unknown
– Bryan Gil [groin surgery] – unknown
– Lucas Paqueta [knock] – 1 week
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On Thursday, the Premier League revealed an injury tracker unique to English clubs and their star players, monitoring each team’s fitness issues for the season ahead. There were some notable names across the board, with Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City a particularly concerning case. It was revealed that the Brazilian forward had suffered a significant setback in his recovery from a knee injury; his prognostic return date is to be determined.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nkunku, the highly rated young midfielder of RB Leipzig, had successful surgery this week on an ankle issue, with the team’s medical staff being confident in his recovery. The 21-year-old has been impressing in the Bundesliga for the past two seasons, and will go on from the minor setback he has encountered.
In terms of the overall injuries across the Premier League, there were some new faces on the list. Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson picked up a muscle injury, the club pronouncing that it won’t be a major setback,. West Ham’s Michail Antonio picked up an ankle knock in training, and expects to be fit within two weeks. Chelsea’s Reece James has been struggling with a knee issue, but speculation suggests that he is already back training with the team and is expected to take part in the Blues’ forthcoming friendly.
The Premier League’s injury tracker is an important reminder that the season will soon be upon us, with clubs—as well as their players—readying themselves for the excitement and drama that comes with it. The overall health of each team is key to their success, and the tracker provides valuable insight into the issues that they may face leading into the 2021-22 season.