Premier League break: The injuries and bans
Being able to navigate around unavailable players is key to FPL success. Together with some useful Fantasy Football Scout information, here is the current list of injuries and bans.
THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS OF FPL
Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.
Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) – After months out, he says his return will happen “hopefully by the first game after the World Cup.”
Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Philippe Coutinho (muscle) – Unai Emery said he will not play until after the World Cup.
Lloyd Kelly (ankle)
Kristoffer Ajer (knee)
Pontus Jansson (hamstring) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Aaron Hickey (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Adam Webster (knock)
Danny Welbeck (knock)
Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Graham Potter says “he’s still not team training”.
Wesley Fofana (knee)
N’Golo Kante (hamstring)
Armando Broja (knee) – Mid-season friendly injury is likely a season-ender.
Reece James (knee) – Latest update is that he’s “not quite fully but he’s integrating into training.”
Kepa (foot) – The goalkeeper “is not quite with the team yet but has stepped up his rehab.”
Marc Guehi (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 17.
James McArthur (groin)
James Garner (back) – He is “probably going to be back at the back end of January or early February.”
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee)
Andros Townsend (knee) – Nearing a return from his March ACL issue.
Ben Godfrey (leg) – Fractured his fibula in Gameweek 1.
Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)
Tyler Adams (suspension) – Red card, out for Gameweek 17.
Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.
Patrick Bamford (groin) – Discomfort meant he didn’t play during Gameweeks 15 or 16.
Illan Meslier (illness) – Glandular fever means “it’ll be close” in regards to Gameweek 17.
Luis Sinisterra (foot)
Additionally, check out Fantasy Football Scout for more in-depth details on key FPL injuries and bans.
Meanwhile, Scout will soon cover the pre-match press conferences, where managers should give more accurate updates. There’s also a live injuries and bans stream on their YouTube channel.
James Justin (Achilles) – Out until next season.
Ricardo Pereira (Achilles) – Pre-season problem ruled him out until early 2023.
Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.
Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.
Harvey Elliott (knock)
Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.
Alexander Isak (thigh)
Moussa Niakhate (muscle)
Harry Toffolo (hamstring) – Ruled out for “a little while.”
Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.
Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh) – Scans will determine the extent of it “but he isn’t going to be back soon.”
Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.
Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring)
Juan Larios (knock)
Rodrigo Bentancur (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 17.
Richarlison (hamstring) – Played with the injury for 84 minutes of World Cup quarter-final
Ben Davies (abdominal)
Maxwel Cornet (calf)
Aaron Cresswell (hamstring)
Pedro Neto (ankle) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Sasa Kalajdzic (knee) – He sadly suffered a serious injury on his Gameweek 6 debut and will be out for a while.
Chiquinho (knee) – A long-term injury sustained in pre-season.
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