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
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.
Ben Chilwell (hamstring) – Graham Potter said it “doesn’t look positive” and will go into 2023.
Wesley Fofana (knee)
N’Golo Kante (hamstring)
Reece James (knee) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Kepa (foot) – Unsure how soon he’ll return after the World Cup.
Marc Guehi (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 17.
James McArthur (groin)
James Garner (back)
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 (hip) – Discomfort meant he didn’t play during Gameweeks 15 or 16.
Jack Harrison (muscle)
Luis Sinisterra (foot)
Mateusz Klich (knee)
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.
Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in early 2023.
Luis Diaz (knee) – Should participate in winter warm-up matches
Joel Matip (calf)
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.
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.
Maxwel Cornet (calf)
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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