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Key FPL injuries and bans: Game week 1

For FPL managers the availability of their players, both in terms of key 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 1.

With the new season here we as FPL managers will need to know key information going into Gameweek 1. Below is a run though of all the key FPL injuries and bans that we know so far ahead of the deadline.

Key FPL injuries

Players to monitor ahead of Gameweek 1

Brentford

Ethan PinnockKnee injury Looks set to miss the start of 2022/23 with a knee injury. 

Everton

Seamus Coleman– Groin Injury Faces a race against time to be fit for the start of 2022/23 after undergoing groin surgery in pre-season.

Liverpool

Diogo Jota-Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring injury in pre-season and will definitely miss the Community Shield on 30/7.

Wolves

Nelson Semedo- Hamstring injury Suffered a hamstring injury in pre-season and will definitely miss the Community Shield on 30/7.

Potential FPL options with longer term key FPL injuries and bans

Brighton

Jacob Moder-Knee injury Suffered what seemed like a serious-looking knee injury in the match against Norwich on 2/4. An ACL rupture was soon confirmed and he faces a long spell on the side-lines.

Brentford

Kristoffer Ajer-Hamstring injury Set to miss the start of 2022/23 after undergoing hamstring surgery in pre-season.

Everton

Andros Townsend-Knee injury Picked up a knee injury in the FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace on 20/3. Ruled out for the rest of the season on 23/3 after ACL damage was diagnosed. Thought to be three months from a recovery as of 28/6.

Leeds

Luke Ayling- Knee injury Ruled out for two to four months on 20/5 after undergoing knee surgery. His manager said on 13/7 that he would miss the start of 2022/23 but could return to training in August.

Stuart Dallas- Leg injury Stretchered off with a season-ending leg injury on 30/4. A scan later revealed a femoral fracture and he will be side-lined for around six months.

Junior Firpo- Knock Ruled out for eight weeks with an unspecified injury after picking up a ‘knock’ in the friendly against Blackpool on 7/7.

Leicester

Ryan Bertrand-Knee injury Twisted his knee in the warm-up before the Man City game on 26/12. Expected to be out for the season.

Nottingham Forest

Omar Richards-Leg injury Ruled out for an estimated 10 weeks after suffering a hairline fracture to his leg.

Southampton

Tino Livromento- Knee injury Taken off on a stretcher in the match against Brighton on 24/4 after suffering a serious knee injury. Likely to miss the rest of 2022.

Nathan Tella-Knee injury Ruled out for a “few weeks” by his manager on 27/7 after picking up a knee injury.

Wolves

Chiquinho-Knee injury Injured in a pre-season friendly on 9/7. Is set for knee surgery and faces six months on the side-lines.

Key FPL Bans

Brentford

Sergi Canos-1 Match Ban Sent off for two bookable offences on 22/5.

Everton

Solomon Rondon-3 Match Ban Sent off for serious foul play in the match against Brentford on 15/5.

Leeds

Daniel James- 3 Match Ban Sent off for serious foul play on 11/5 and will be suspended for three matches.

Tottenham- 1 Match Ban Suspended for one match after a breach of an FA rule.

For more in-depth details on key FPL injuries and bans, check out the Fantasy Football Scout website:

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 key FPL injuries and bans. The team news live stream on Fantasy Football Scout’s YouTube channel will give you the most up-to-date knowledge. You can find this as written content on site and on twitter.


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