By Mark J. Fine
Since there were no matches due to the International Break, it should be no surprise that Aston Villa is still youngest in the Barclay’s Premier League at 24.6, followed by Southampton (25.5), Arsenal (25.8), and Liverpool (26.4); and that Fulham are still the oldest at 30.9. The number of injured players on the Injury League list is unchanged at 82. No teams’ Injury Age was significantly impacted by injury this week. Although it was interesting to find Luke Young (33.7), who hasn’t played a second all season with QPR, is listed for a knock.
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.
The statistics are compiled as follows: 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 17 Mar, going into the International Break, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1626 GMT on 27 Mar. Note that this was before several official injury announcements were made on Thus, 28 Mar.
The Premier League Injury Table can be found here.by