Premier League health check: Injury updates at all clubs after returns from winter break


Some clubs had longer breaks than others, but the next few days will see the majority of Premier League clubs return to action after their winter breaks.

Just three top-flight matches were played last weekend, but we’re now going to see seven over the next six days beginning with Leicester’s trip to Wolves on Friday night.

But just who will be playing?

The break has allowed several clubs to nurse some of their unfit players back to full health, but will they be back in time for their club’s upcoming matches?

Here we’ve taken a look at the always reliable premierinjuries.com to get the latest news from all of the Premier League clubs, with only Sheffield United currently registering no absentees.

Players have been busy trying to get fit over the break

Injuries and unavailable players from the other 19 clubs are all detailed below, as well as their potential return dates.

AFC Bournemouth – 6

Wales international Brooks has been a long term absentee

Arnaut Danjuma (ankle), Lloyd Kelly (thigh), Charlie Daniels (knee), David Brooks (ankle), Chris Mepham (knee) – all ruled out with no return date yet

Jefferson Lerma (suspended) – can return at Burnley on February 22

Arsenal – 6

Tierney has been training with the Gunners in Dubai

Cedric Soares (knee), Reiss Nelson (thigh) – both ruled out of Newcastle clash on February 16, but close to a return

Sead Kolasinac (thigh) – Close to full training, 50/50 for Newcastle

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Bukayo Saka (knee) – Being assessed, 50/50 for Newcastle

Calum Chambers (knee) – Won’t return until next season

Kieran Tierney (shoulder) – Returning to light training, in line for comeback next month

Aston Villa – 7

McGinn’s absence has been a big blow for Villa

Wesley, Tom Heaton (both ACL) – Won’t return until next season

Keinan Davies (thigh) – Out until early March

John McGinn (ankle) – Targeting the Carabao Cup final, but likely to return in mid-March

Ezri Konsa (thigh), Danny Drinkwater (calf) – Both fit for Tottenham clash on February 16

Jed Steer (calf) – No return date as yet

Brighton – 2

Stephens should be back next week

Jose Izquierdo (knee) – Closer to a return but still not available

Dale Stephens (thigh) – Likely to be fit for Crystal Palace game on February 22

Burnley – 4

Ashley Barnes has been sidelined for the Clarets

Matthew Lowton (knee), Charlie Taylor (thigh) – Will undergo late fitness tests before Southampton game on February 15.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (thigh), Ashley Barnes (groin) – Could both return at home to Bournemouth on February 22

Chelsea – 3

Loftus-Cheek has been out injured since the summer

Christian Pulisic (groin), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf) – Both could potentially figure against Manchester United on February 17, but that looks unlikely

Marco van Ginkel (knee) – No return date as yet

Crystal Palace – 5

Sakho is sidlelined with a thigh issue

James Tomkins, Mamadou Sakho (both thigh) – No return date as yet

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Cenk Tosun (hamstring), Martin Kelly (calf) – Could return at home to Newcastle on February 22

Jeffrey Schlupp (groin) – No return date as yet

Everton – 5

Andre Gomes is close to a return from the ankle injury he suffered against Tottenham in November

Theo Walcott (knee), Bernard (knock) – Being assessed, no return date

Andre Gomes (ankle) – Could be in contention for Arsenal away on February 23

Fabian Delph (suspended) – Back for Arsenal game

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) – Set for April return

Leicester – 6

Ndidi recently underwent knee surgery

Wes Morgan (illness), Wilfred Ndidi (knee) – Both could return at Wolves tonight, but Ndidi faces late fitness test

Ryan Bennett (ineligible) – On-loan and can’t face parent club

Matthew James (other) – 50/50 for Wolves

Nampalys Mendy (knee) – Out for a further month

Daniel Amartey (ankle) – No return date as yet

Liverpool – 5

Back in training after a thigh injury at Wolves towards the end of January

Sadio Mane (thigh) – Highly likely to return at Norwich

James Milner (thigh) – Back in training after a month out, could figure at Norwich

Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) – 50/50 to make Norwich clash

Nathaniel Clyne (knee), Yasser Larouci (thigh) – No return date as yet

Manchester City – 5

Sterling has been training at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai

Raheem Sterling (thigh) – Out of next two Premier League games and targeting return vs Real Madrid on February 26

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Leroy Sane (knee) – Targeting the Carabao Cup final on March 1 for a comeback

Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte (other/lack of match fitness) – Both likely to be fit for West Ham on February 19

Oleksandr Zinchenko (suspended) – Out of West Ham match

Manchester United – 8

Paul Pogba has also been in Dubai

Odion Ighalo (lack of match fitness) – Likely to be involved at Chelsea on February 17

Nemanja Matic (suspended) – Back for Chelsea clash

Scott McTominay (knee) – Could return before the end of the month

Axel Tuanzebe (thigh) – Targeting the start of March for return

Paul Pogba (ankle) – Likely to be back in less than a month

Marcus Rashford (back) – Still facing another couple of months on the sidelines

Lee Grant, Timothy Fosu-Mensah (other) – No return dates yet

Newcastle – 11

Shelvey won’t be seen again until March

Joelinton (chest), Miguel Almiron (other), Yoshinori Muto (groin) – All likely to face Arsenal

Andy Carroll (groin), Dwight Gayle (thigh) – Out of this weekend but could return at Crystal Palace on February 22

Jonjo Shelvey, Javi Manquillo (both thigh) – Both out until next month

Emil Krafth (ankle) – Facing another month out

Jack Colback, Jetro Willems (both knee), Paul Dummett (thigh) – All have no return dates, with only Colback set to be fit before the end of the season

Norwich – 2

Klose hopes to return before the end of the season

Timm Klose (knee) – Targeting a return in May

Ben Godfrey (suspended) – Back to face Liverpool this weekend

Southampton – 1

Ward-Prowse’s injury in the FA Cup against Tottenham wasn’t as bad as first feared

James Ward-Prowse (knee) – Returned to training on Thursday and could face Burnley this weekend

Tottenham – 5

Lamela could feature at the weekend

Giovani Lo Celso (thigh), Erik Lamela (groin), Ben Davies (ankle) – All in contention for trip to Aston Villa this weekend

Harry Kane (thigh), Moussa Sissoko (knee) – Both targeting a return by end of April

Watford – 4

Sarr should be back for a trip to Old Trafford next week

Ismaila Sarr, Kiko Femenia (thigh) – Both likely to be fit for Manchester United away on February 23

Daryl Janmaat (knee) – Out until the end of the month

Tom Cleverley (lack of match fitness) – Being assessed ahead of the weekend

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West Ham – 3

Anderson is back in training

Andriy Yarmolenko (thigh), Felipe Anderson (chest) – Could return at Manchester City on February 19

Jack Wilshere (groin) – No return date as yet

Wolves – 2

Traore has recovered from an injury he picked up against Manchester United

Adama Traore (shoulder) – Will be fit to face Leicester

Ruben Vinagre (thigh) – No return date as yet





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