Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 25

By Mark J. Fine

Aston Villa is still the youngest team in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.7, followed by Southampton (25.5), Arsenal (25.7), and Liverpool (26.0). Fulham remains the oldest, edging up to 30.9. The number of injured players on the Injury League list dropped again to 70 from 80 last week.

None of the team’s Injury Ages were significantly impacted by injuries his week, as all teams were +/-0.1 year.

The trend continues where injuries reported for teams at the top of the Premier League Injury Table seem to be amongst players around 26 years of age, as shown by the red ellipse. These also tend to be younger playing sides than those with fewer injuries, which is grouped by the blue ellipse.

As before, the average age of each team as weighted by playing time is shown along the horizontal axis. The average age of each injured player comprising the Premier League Injury Table is shown along the vertical axis. The value in the current Premier League Injury Table is used for the relative size of each bubble.

All statistics are inclusive of Barklay’s Premier League matches through 30 Jan, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1700 GMT on 30 Jan.

Injury Age Graph-30Jan13Injury Age Table-30Jan13The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.

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Mark J. Fine

Yank (native New Yorker, no less) and self-proclaimed Anglophile that has aspired to make tea at the BBC as a career opportunity, ever since discovering it on shortwave radio circa 1974. See what I did right there?