Injury League vs Age of Teams – Week 23

Tottenham are still by far the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.1, followed by Liverpool (25.9), Newcastle United (26.0), Southampton (26.1), Arsenal (now 26.270), and Manchester United (now 26.310). Manchester City (29.0) remain oldest, followed by Everton (now 28.7), Queens Park Rangers (now 28.5), Crystal Palace (28.3), Sunderland (now 27.929) and West Bromwich Albion (now 27.875).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table increased slightly to 89 from 86 last week. Hull City and Newcastle United leads the number of injured players with 9 this week. Newcastle also continues to lead the Injury League with total of 214 man-weeks for the season.

The only significant increase to injury age is:

Swansea City (26.1->26.3) – Continued injury to Jefferson Montero (25.4, Hamstring); New injuries to Leon Britton (32.3, Groin/pelvis), Wayne Routledge (30.0, Calf strain) and Ashley Williams (30.4, Shoulder).

The only significant decrease to injury age is:

Hull City (28.6->28.4) – Return of Sone Aluko (25.9, Calf/shin) and Gastón Ramírez (24.1, Groin/pelvis); Continued injuries to Mohamed Diamé (27.6, Knee), Abel Hernández (24.5, Groin), Nikica Jelavić (29.4, Illness), Andrew Robertson (20.9, Hamstring), Liam Rosenior (30.5, Calf/shin) and Robert Snodgrass (27.4, Knee); New injuries to Robbie Brady (23.0, Illness), Alex Bruce (30.3, Thigh strain) and James Chester (26.0, Dislocated shoulder).

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 19 January, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 20.55 BT on 20 January.

Injury Age Graph-150121* Note: Southampton have an injury age average (22.9) outside the chart range and are peeking into (therefore not well represented on) the chart above.
Injury Age Table-150121The 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?