Huge blow! Every PL club’s injured players who will miss the start of the season

first_img 13 11. Tottenham Hotspur are without Jan Vertonghen – Vertonghen tore ligaments in his ankle at the end of May, consequently ruling him out of the Euro 2016 finals. He has been given an individual training programme to boost his return, but the start of the new season could be too soon for the defender. 13 13 13 13 1. Arsenal have three senior players injured ahead of the 2016/17 Premier League kick off – check out the players injured for each Premier League side who will miss the start of the season by clicking the arrow above, right – Danny Welbeck (cartilage damage to his right knee) has been ruled out until February 2017 after suffering injury in May. Per Mertesacker faces a ‘few months’ out with a knee injury suffered in pre-season, Arsene Wenger confirmed at the end of July. Carl Jenkinson damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in February on loan at West Ham and is scheduled to return in November. 3. Chelsea have two senior players out injured – Branislav Ivanovic dislocated his shoulder during pre-season and is facing a race to be fit for the start of the new season. Kurt Zouma suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in February and is nearing a return, but won’t be rushed back by Antonio Conte despite being ahead of schedule. 4. Crystal Palace have two senior players out injured – Alan Pardew stated Bakary Sako and Fraizer Campbell will not be fit for the Eagles’ first Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion. Sako reportedly has a groin strain, while Campbell has a hamstring problem. 13 13 13. West Ham United are without Manuel Lanzini and Aaron Cresswell – Lanzini has been ruled out for five weeks, suffering injury while on duty with Argentina for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Bilic believes he will be back for the home game against Watford on September 10. Cresswell will miss the next four months with ligament damage suffered in the Hammers’ pre-season friendly win over Karlsruher. Doneil Henry has also suffered a knee injury and isn’t expected to be available. 10. Stoke City have two senior players out injured – Stephen Ireland remains on the sidelines having suffered a double leg break during a training session in May. Afellay, in April, snapped cruciate ligaments in his knee, being ruled out of action for the next eight months. 13 7. Liverpool have four senior players out injured – Jurgen Klopp is without goalkeeper Karius (broken hand), Gomez (knee), Sakho (heel) and Lucas (hamstring) for the opening to the Reds’ new season. 13 There’s heartbreak for some ahead of the new Premier League season.Loris Karius, Aaron Cresswell and Per Mertesacker have all suffered fitness blows for the top flight’s kick off next Saturday – but they aren’t alone in their disappointment.So, talkSPORT has taken a look at each Premier League club’s injured player(s) who will miss the start of the 2016/17 campaign.Take a look at the slideshow above to see those who have been ruled out.Clubs not mentioned have no major injury concerns ahead of the new season. 8. Manchester City have two senior players out injured – City captain Vincent Kompany is recovering from groin and thigh injuries and will miss the start of Pep Guardiola’s reign. New signing Gundogan, meanwhile, won’t make his debut for the club until September having dislocated his kneecap in May. 13 13 13 5. Everton are without Muhamed Besic – Besic has been ruled out for six months having suffered a knee injury against Manchester United for Wayne Rooney’s testimonial. Phil Jagielka’s hamstring problems have also resurfaced in pre-season and he faces a battle to be fit. Youngsters Tyias Browning, Callum Connolly and Matthew Pennington are also struggling with injury. 2. Bournemouth remain without Tyrone Mings – Mings, the Cherries’ record signing, tore his anterior and medial ligaments just six minutes into his Premier League debut last August and a setback in April has delayed his return to around September. 6. Hull City have four senior players out injured – Allan McGregor (back), Michael Dawson (medial knee ligament), Alex Bruce (Achilles) and Moses Odubajo (knee) are all out for the Tigers. 13 12. West Bromwich Albion are without Chris Brunt – A serious knee injury sustained in March agonisingly ruled Brunt out of the Euro 2016 finals and he isn’t set to return to action until September, at the earliest. 9. Middlesbrough have three senior players out injured – New signing Espinosa is recovering from a serious knee injury sustained in January. Boro Captain Grant Leadbitter will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia problem, while full-back Husband will have surgery on a dislocated shoulder suffered in pre-season. last_img

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