England : Premier League injured & suspended list (with statistics)
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
Sakho to learn suspension fate in July
Mamadou Sakho will learn if he is to serve a ban from UEFA for failing a drug test in the next two weeks. The Liverpool defender has not played since April after it was revealed he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug following Europa League triumph over Manchester United on March 17.
Sakho subsequently served a 30-day suspension which ended on May 28 and the 26-year-old has been in limbo ever since. That is because Sakho's lawyers argued the fat burning drug he tested positive for should not be a banned substance. In response to Sakho's defence, UEFA launched an investigation into the drug and have now set a provisional disciplinary hearing for the Frenchman in early July.
Vardy faces wrist surgery after Euro
Jamie Vardy faces a three week injury lay-off when he returns to Leicester City at the end of Euro 2016 after revealing that he will undergo surgery to resolve a long-standing wrist problem. The England forward, who has yet to publicly decide on his club future following a £20m bid from Arsenal, has been playing with a protective cast on his right arm since being injured last September. And having dismissed suggestions that the cast has now become a lucky charm, Vardy has admitted that the failure of the bones to heal sufficiently means he will be forced to go under the knife following France 2016.
Man. City 14.6.16
Gundogan will miss start of the season
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan admitted he is almost-certain to miss the opening matches of next season. The 25-year-old penned a four-year contract with City earlier this month after the final terms of his move from Borussia Dortmund were signed off, despite an existing knee injury. And the midfield star says he is targeting a return in late August or early September, ruling him out of the start of the Premier League season.
Sakho suspension lifted?
France and Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho's provisional suspension for failing a drugs test has been lifted by UEFA, L'Equipe reported on Saturday. Sakho was banned for 30 days after testing positive for an illegal substance following Liverpool's Europa League tie against Manchester United on March 17. L'Equipe said that Sakho's lawyers had argued that a fat-burner Sakho ingested was not on the list of banned substances.
The newspaper said Sakho would be officially cleared of any wrongdoing in "the coming days". Sakho was omitted from the France squad for the Euro 2016 finals but coach Didier Deschamps has until May 31 to register his 23-man squad with UEFA.
Man. Utd. 22.5.16
Rashford injury not serious
Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford is not seriously injured according to the club's medical staff. There was concern in the second-half of the FA Cup final between United and Crystal Palace when Rashford went down in some pain clutching his knee. He tried to carry on, but he was unable to continue and he had to be taken off. However, BBC Sport confirmed that they had been told that the injury was not a serious one and that the youngster should be okay for international duty.
Ast. Villa 18.5.16
Lyden out for two months
Aston Villa has confirmed Australia Under-20 international Jordan Lyden will be sidelined for up to two months of action due to a torn quad muscle sustained on the weekend. Lyden, one of Villa's most highly-rated young players, was hurt during the defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season. It was feared the 20-year-old might be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines but tests have shown the injury to be a thigh issue and the damage is not as bad as initially feared.
Origi passed fit for Europa League final
Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been passed fit ahead of Wednesday's Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel. Origi has been out injured for several weeks after his ankle ligaments were damaged during the Merseyside derby. The 21-year-old was starting ahead of Daniel Sturridge at the time, but his season was thought to be over when he was carried off on a stretcher on April 20th. However, the Liverpool Echo report that he's fit and back in the squad just in time for the biggest game of the Reds' season.
Wickham declares himself fit
Connor Wickham has eased Crystal Palace's worry by passing himself fit to face Manchester United in the FA Cup Final on Saturday. The striker, who has suffered a horror season of injuries, damaged an ankle in the 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday but said: "I've trained so there is no concern. I wouldn't say I'm sweating on my place, hopefully I've done enough to get in the team." Wickham made just 21 Premier League appearances this season, but still managed to finish as their joint-top scorer with five goals.
Man. Utd. 16.5.16
Man United handed fresh injury blow
Marcos Rojo and Morgan Schneiderlin were both missing from Manchester United's squad to face Bournemouth on Sunday due to injury and illness respectively. Rojo picked up an injury in training on Saturday while Schneiderlin remained at home due to illness. At this moment it isn't known whether either player is going to be fit in time or the rescheduled Bournemouth game on Tuesday night.
West Ham 15.5.16
Andy Carroll's hopes of being a wildcard in England's Euro 2016 squad took a blow as he limped out of West Ham's Premier League season-ending clash with Stoke City. The striker appeared to sustain a groin injury, just a day before Roy Hodgson is expected to name his 23-man party to travel to France, as well as a selection of standby players.
West Ham 15.5.16
Payet out with a foot injury
West Ham were without Dimitri Payet for Sunday's Premier League match at Stoke due to the playmaker having suffered a foot injury. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic confirmed just ahead of kick-off that the France international had sustained the injury in Tuesday's home win over Manchester United: "Dimi got a kick on the foot early on in the Manchester United game. He rested for a couple of days but when he tried to put his boot on again on Friday he found it was too painful. Unfortunately, it was not possible for him to play this game so we have no Payet."
Costa out, Ivanovic doubtful
Chelsea are set to miss out on the services of their top marksman Diego Costa, as they prepare for the match against Leicester City. Costa is suffering from a hamstring injury that had kept him out of Chelsea's midweek draw against Liverpool. "He [Costa] needs a good rest and with training he might be fit for the Euros but I'm not sure," manager Guus Hiddink said.
Right back Branislav Ivanovic is also doubtful with a groin injury while captain John Terry will miss what could be his last match for the club, as he is suspended after picking up a double booking against Sunderland last weekend.