Premier League: Latest 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 heading into FA Cup weekend.
THE NOTABLE INJURIES AND BANS AFTER GAMEWEEK 19
Gabriel Jesus (knee) – Reports say it’s a three-month injury, keeping him out until March.
Reiss Nelson (muscle)
Emile Smith-Rowe (groin) – After months out, he is back in training.
Diego Carlos (Achilles) – Out for a long time because he ruptured his tendon in Gameweek 2.
Jacob Ramsey (hamstring)
Adam Smith (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out for Gameweek 20.
Marcus Tavernier (knock)
Ryan Fredericks (knock)
Junior Stanislas (knock)
Kristoffer Ajer (knee)
Ivan Toney (leg) – Likely to feature in FA Cup match.
Aaron Hickey (ankle)
Frank Onyeka (hamstring)
Jakub Moder (knee) – Long spell on the sidelines after a serious injury from April.
Adam Webster (muscle)
Danny Welbeck (muscle)
Reece James (knee) – Only lasted 52 minutes of his FPL comeback in Gameweek 17.
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.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf)
James McArthur (groin)
Sam Johnstone (back)
Nathan Patterson (knee) – Ligament injury from Gameweek 19 “could be weeks” to recover from.
James Garner (back) – He is “probably going to be back at the back end of January or early February.”
Andros Townsend (knee) – Nearing a return from his March ACL issue.
Michael Keane (knee)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (suspension) – 5th yellow card of the season, out second match of Double Gameweek 19.
Neeskens Kebano (Achilles)
Stuart Dallas (leg) – Long-term absence from last season.
Luis Sinisterra (foot)
Patrick Bamford (groin) – Discomfort meant he didn’t play during Gameweeks 15 or 16.
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.
Jonny Evans (calf)
James Maddison (knee) – Not played since before the World Cup.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (glute) – Limped out of Gameweek 19 warm-up with an injury.
Dennis Praet (knock)
Patson Daka (hamstring)
Boubakary Soumare (hamstring)
Luis Diaz (knee) – Suffered a setback in training, out until March.
Diogo Jota (hamstring) – Returning in late January.
Virgil van Dijk (hamstring) – Removed at half-time during Gameweek 19’s loss to Brentford.
Roberto Firmino (calf)
James Milner (hamstring)
Ruben Dias (hamstring) – Unconfirmed reports say he is out for a month.
Aymeric Laporte (back)
Jadon Sancho (personal reasons)
Donny van de Beek (leg)
Jonjo Shelvey (calf) – Picked up in training, out for six-to-eight weeks.
Emil Krafth (knee) – Out for the long-term. In fact, he may not return this season.
Matt Targett (heel)
Alexander Isak (thigh)
Jesse Lingard (hamstring) – Will miss several weeks.
Giulian Biancone (knee) – Season is over.
Moussa Niakhate (muscle)
Cheikhou Kouyate (thigh)
Tino Livramento (knee) – Stretchered off in April, it’s unsure how early his 2023 return will be.
Alex McCarthy (ankle)
Theo Walcott (calf)
Juan Larios (muscle)
Richarlison (hamstring) – Played with the injury for 84 minutes of World Cup quarter-final.
Rodrigo Bentancur (groin)
Lucas Moura (tendon)
Dejan Kulusevski (muscle)
Kurt Zouma (knee) – Surgery in late November.
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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