For FPL managers the availability of their players, both in terms of FPL injuries and bans, is an important part of their Gameweek preparations. Knowing which players are available is key to FPL success, we take a run through key FPL injuries and bans after Gameweek 30 and the FA Cup.
Gameweek 30 was difficult for FPL managers. With only four fixtures played and many players ruled out with illness or injuries after the Gameweek deadline it was a very low scoring Gameweek.
Many players are now joining up with their international teams ahead of a wave of International; fixtures. Below are the key FPL injuries and bans as we know them so far. However, we will be back after the international fixtures with an update on the injury status of the FPL assets.
Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 30
Takehiro (Arsenal) – Calf injury Missed the match against Wolves on 24/2 after reinjuring his calf. Has been sidelined since and missed for the Aston Villa game on 19/3 as the club carefully handle the recurring issue..
Lucas Digne (Aston Villa) – Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring injury against West Ham on 13/3. Has an “outside chance” of featuring for France over the March international break.
Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) – Knee injury Substituted in the game against Liverpool on 11/12 with a knee injury. Has since undergone surgery and was initially ruled out for 12-16 weeks.
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) – Achilles injury Struggling with an Achilles injury and missed out against Newcastle on 13/3. Back in training as of 15/3 but missed the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough on 19/3.
Reece James (Chelsea) – Muscle injury Picked up a muscular problem against Burnley on 5/3 and has been sidelined since. Back in training but missed the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough on 19/3.
Patrick Bamford (Leeds) – Foot injury Suffered an injury against Wolves on 18/03. His manager said afterwards that he doesn’t think the injury is serious and just aggravation of his plantar fasciitis.
Diego Llorente (Leeds) – Back injury Suffered a back spasm against Wolves on 18/3 and will work on his recovery over the international break.
Illan Meslier (Leeds) – Hip injury Suffered a “hip contusion” against Wolves on 18/3 but his manager doesn’t think the issue is too serious.
Marc Albrighton (Leicester) – Groin Injury Substituted in the Europa League tie against Rennes on 17/3 with a groin injury. Missed the Brentford game on 20/3.
Brandon Williams (Norwich) – Ankle injury Was reported to have been omitted from the England under-21 squad for the March internationals because of an ankle problem.
Max Aarons (Norwich) – Hamstring injury Not part of the England under-21 squad in the March internationals because of a hamstring issue that needs to be assessed.
Oliver Skipp (Spurs) – Ruled out of the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a groin injury. Still sidelined for the West Ham game on 20/3 but aiming to return after the March international break.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – Knock Picked up an injury in the match against Aston Villa on 13/3. Has done some “light training” ahead of the Sevilla game on 17/3.
Reuben Neves (Wolves) – Knock Suffered an injury against Leeds on 18/3 that will require assessment over the international break.
Potential FPL options with longer term FPL injuries and bans
Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal) – Muscle injury Missed the Aston Villa game on 19/3 with a muscle problem and was ruled out for “a few weeks” by his manager
Kortney Hause (Aston Villa) – Abdominal injury Ruled out of the Arsenal game on 19/3 with an abdominal issue but no timeframe has been placed on his return.
Jeremy Sarmiento (Brighton) – Hamstring injury Substituted with a hamstring injury in the match against West Ham on 1/12. Expected out for between three to four months.
Adam Webster (Brighton) – Groin Injury Has suffered a setback in his recovery.
Gudmundsson (Burnley) – Illness Ruled out for “weeks” on 3/2 after it was revealed he had surgery following appendicitis.
Matej Vydra (Burnley) – Hernia Ruled out for “weeks” on 3/2 after undergoing hernia surgery. Progressing well and working on the grass but remains sidelined as of 3/3.
Erik Pieters (Burnley) – Knee injury Taken off in the match against Crystal Palace on 26/2 after taking a knock to his knee and has been sidelined since. Weeks away from a return as of 3/3.
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) – Knee injury Substituted in the Champions League win over Juventus on 23/11 with a partial injury to his ACL. Initially ruled out for six weeks on 26/11 but it later transpired that he would require surgery and miss the rest of 2021/22.
Nathan Ferguson (Crystal Palace) – Hamstring injury Ruled out of the Norwich game on 9/2 with a supposedly minor injury. A hamstring issue was since confirmed and he faces an absence of between five and six weeks.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Everton) – Everton confirmed on 19/10 Doucoure has suffered a foot injury and will be assessed to determine the period of absence.
Ben Godfrey (Everton) – Hamstring injury
Yerry Mina (Everton) – Thigh injury Sustained a thigh injury in the match against Newcastle on 8/2. Ruled out for 8-10 weeks.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – Knee injury Suffered a knee injury in the match against Leeds on 5/3 and was ruled out for around 3-4 weeks.
Danny Ward (Leicester) – Knee injury Ruled out for a number of weeks on 16/3 after undergoing knee surgery. His manager thinks he won’t return until near the end of the season.
Ndidi (Leicester) – Knee injury Substituted in the Europa League tie against Rennes on 17/3 with a medial knee injury. Looks set to be sidelined for “a few weeks”.
Junior Firpo (Leeds) – nee injury Suffered an MCL injury in the match against Aston Villa on 10/3 and was stretchered off. Ruled out for 3-5 weeks
Tyler Roberts (Leeds) – Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring strain expected back 1/6.
Trent Alexaner-Arnold (Liverpool) – Hamstring injury Ruled out for “weeks” with a hamstring injury in 18/3. No exact timeframe has been placed on his recovery but he will miss England’s March internationals.
Reuben Dias (Man City) – Hamstring injury Ruled out for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury picked up in the FA Cup tie against Peterborough on 1/3.
Callum Wilson (Newcastle) – Muscle injury Substituted with a muscle injury in the match against Man Utd on 27/12. His manager thinks the issue might be serious.
Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) – Foot injury Substituted with a foot injury against Aston Villa on 13/2. A scan revealed a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot and he has undergone surgery. Aiming to return before the end of the season.
Ryan Sessegnon (Spurs) – Hamstring injury Suffered a muscular injury in the match against Everton on 7/3 and was substituted at half-time. Ruled out until after the March international break on 10/3. His manager said on 18/3 that Spurs would wait another four weeks to do another scan and the player could rejoin training at that point if all is well.
Japhat Tanganga (Spurs) – Knee injury Missed the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 5/2 with a knee injury and has been sidelined since. Ruled out for the season on 18/3 after undergoing surgery. Should be back for the pre-season of 2022/23.
Ismailia Sarr (Watford) – Hamstring injury Needed treatment at the end of the match against Manchester United on 26/2. Ruled out of the Arsenal game on 6/3 and “for the foreseeable future” with a hamstring strain.
Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) – Knee injury Taken off against Liverpool on 7/11 after needing stitches to an eye wound but his manager also revealed after full-time that he had taken a knock. A scan later revealed that he had suffered an ACL injury..
Vlad Coufal (West Ham) – Hernia Missed the Newcastle game on 19/2 after experiencing problems with a hernia. It was confirmed on 24/2 that he had undergone groin surgery and was set for a “few weeks” out.
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) – Achilles injury Taken off with a suspected Achilles injury against Liverpool on 5/3. His manager is unsure of the severity of the issue but was concerned that the player couldn’t put weight on his heel. Has been sidelined since and will “probably” be out until after the March international break.
Nelson Semado (Wolves) – Muscle injury Limped off in the Arsenal game on 24/2 with an apparent muscle issue and has been missing since. Ruled out for at least one month on 4/3
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Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – 2 Match Ban Sent off against Leeds on 18/3 and will now miss two matches due to this being his second red card of the season.
Allen (Everton) – 3 Match Ban Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 17/3
Josh Da Silva (Brentford) – 3 Match Ban Suspended for three matches after being sent off for serious foul play on 26/2.
Check out the Fantasy Football Scout suspension tightrope. It will keep you up-to-date on which of your players are at risk of a ban:
For even more team news ahead of the deadline check out the Fantasy Football Scout Press Conference round-ups. They’ll provided the latest manager comments on FPL injuries and bans. You can find these on site and on twitter.
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