Injury League vs Age of Teams 15/16 – Week 2

Tottenham remain the youngest side in the Barclay’s Premier League at 25.1, followed by Liverpool (25.3), Aston Villa (now 25.9), Newcastle United (now 26.2), West Ham United (now 26.3), and Manchester United (now 26.4). West Bromwich Albion are still oldest at 29.0, followed by Manchester City (28.7), Watford (now 28.5), Norwich City (now 28.3), Arsenal (now 28.0), and Stoke City (now 27.8).

The number of injured players on the Injury League Table decreased to 61 from 67 last week. Newcastle United lead the number of injured players with 7 this week. Everton still lead the Injury League with total of 22 man-weeks so far this season.

Significant increases to injury age are:

  • Leicester City (24->28.8) – Continued injury to Matthew James (24.1, ACL); New injury to Mark Schwarzer (42.9, Illness).
  • Everton (27.6->28.4) – Return of Muhamed Bešić (22.9, Hamstring), Gerard Deulofeu (21.4, Hamstring) and Kevin Mirallas (27.9, Ankle/foot); Continued injuries to Leighton Baines (30.7, Ankle/foot), Darron Gibson (27.8, Ankle/foot), Tony Hibbert (34.5, Knee), Aiden McGeady (29.4, Hamstring) and Steven Pienaar (33.4, Hamstring).
  • Stoke City (27.3->28.1) – Return of Marko Arnautović (26.3, Hip/thigh) and Erik Pieters (27.0, Knock); Continued injuries to Ryan Shawcross (27.9, Back) and Marc Wilson (28.0, Ankle/foot); New injury to Peter Odemwingie (34.1, Hamstring).

Significant decreases to injury age are:

  • Chelsea (26.8->25.8) – New injury to Victor Moses (24.7, Knock).
  • Manchester United (27.3->26.4) – Continued injury to Phil Jones (23.5, Illness).

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 17 Aug, with injuries reported via The Physio Room thru 09.35 BST on 19 Aug.

Injury League - Injury Age Graph for 19th Aug 15* Note: West Bromwich Albion have an injury age average (33.7) well outside the chart range and are therefore not represented on the chart above.
Injury League - Injury Age Table for 19th Aug 15The 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?