Clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have injury stricken pretty much since the start of 2015-16 season. Louis Van Gaal has been changing his lineup every game due to the fact some potential starters has been missing with injuries every now and than. According to recent survey United infect are the most injury stricken side in premier league this season.
Manchester United has had 32 injured players (some player getting injured more than once). Luke Shaw broke his leg and has been on the sidelines since September. Phil Jones always seem to get injured. Arsenal is another team who has been struggling for form and they also have some long term absentees with Jack Wilshere (279 days), Danny Welbeck (255 days)and Tomas Rosickey missing like forever. Below is the statistics showing clubs with most injuries.
|NO#||CLUBS||INJURIES||COMBINE DAYS MISSED|
When it comes to injury prone players Arsenal’s Wilshere and Welbeck are two players plus Liverpool Danial Sturridge who never seem to get fit. According to recent premier league fitness statistics Danial Sturridge has missed 365 days (1 full year) since the start of 2014-15 season making him the most injury prone player not only in England but in top 5 leagues around europe.
Danial Sturridge & Jack Wilshere: Most Injury-Prone Players
Liverpool striker has missed as manay 390 days due to several injuries and recovery after operations. It makes him leagues most injury prone player alongside Luke Shaw who has missed 375 days due to several injuries since the start of 2014-15 season, Shaw’s most recent injury was when he broke his leg.
Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has been so unlucky with injuries that he has missed more games for Arsenal than what he has played since joining the gunners. He has suffered 14 injuries since joining Arsenal including 9 ankle injuries. In total he has missed 150 games for Arsenal and only played 105.
We take a look at some of the top injury prone players in last 2 seasons. Arsenal 7 player features in the list while Manchester United’s Rojo, Shaw, Jones and Valencia have been struggling to keep themselves fit.
|1||Danial Sturridge (Liverpool)||390|
|2||Luke Shaw (Manchester United)||375|
|3||Samir Nasri (Man City)||330|
|4||Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)||279|
|5||Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)||255|
|6||Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)||241|
|7||Mikael Arteta (Arsenal)||235|
|8||Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal)||230|
|9||Phil Jones (Manchester United)||210|
|10||Michael Carrick (Manchester United)||190|