Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 11

Tottenham (25.38) remain as the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League, followed by Liverpool and Manchester United (both now 25.41), Arsenal (26.0) and Southampton (26.1). Everton (now 29.1) overtake Manchester City (now 29.0) as the oldest, followed by Crystal Palace (28.3), Burnley (28.1), and Queens Park Rangers (27.9). The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 84 from 88 last week.

Significant increases to injury age are:

  • Burnley (25.6->26) – Return of Michael Keane (21.8, Hamstring); Continued injuries to Dean Marney (30.7, Hamstring), Steven Reid (32.9, Groin), Matthew Taylor (32.9, Calf/shin) and Sam Vokes (25.0, ACL).
  • Hull City (28.3->28.7) – Continued injuries to Michael Dawson (30.9, Ankle/foot), Steve Harper (39.6, Arm), Nikica Jelavić (29.2, Knee), Allan McGregor (32.7, Shoulder) and Robert Snodgrass (27.1, Knee); New injury to Andrew Robertson (20.6, Knee).
  • Manchester City (27.7->28) – Return of Samir Nasri (27.3, Groin/pelvis); Continued injury to Frank Lampard (36.4, Muscle).
  • Stoke City (29->29.2) – Return of Marko Arnautović (25.5, Hip/thigh), Phil Bardsley (29.3, Back) and Victor Moses (23.9, Hip/thigh); Continued injuries to Robert Huth (30.2, Calf/shin), Peter Odemwingie (33.3, ACL) and Glenn Whelan (30.8, Broken leg); New injury to Charlie Adam (28.9, Calf/shin).
  • Crystal Palace (27->27.2) – Continued injuries to Scott Dann (27.7, MCL), James McArthur (27.1, Hip/thigh) and Stuart O’Keefe (23.7, Ankle/foot); New injury to Julián Speroni (35.4, Head).
  • Arsenal (25.4->25.5) – Return of Yaya Sanogo (21.7, Hamstring); Continued injuries to Mathieu Debuchy (29.3, Ankle/foot), Olivier Giroud (28.1, Ankle/foot), Laurent Koscielny (29.1, Ankle/foot), David Ospina (26.2, Hip/thigh) and Mesut Özil (26.0, LCL).

Only significant decrease to injury age is:

  • Tottenham Hotspur (25.3->25.1) – Return of Kyle Naughton (26.0, Ankle/foot); Continued injury to Kyle Walker (24.4, Groin/pelvis); New injury to Nabil Bentaleb (19.9, Ankle/foot).

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 Barclay’s Premier League matches through 27 October, with injuries reported via The Physio Room at ~1100 GMT on 29 October.

Injury Age Graph-141029* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.67) outside the chart range and are therefore not represented on the chart above.Injury Age Table-141029The Premier League Injury Table can be found here, as well as in the sidebar.

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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?