EPL Injury List: September

Already, this year we have seen far more injuries to international players than the previous season.

Always dealing with injury, Arsenal have three out until the middle or end of October and two without an actual return date. Nicklas Bendtner finally returns from his continuous struggle with his groin, however hat-trick hero Theo Walcott is out til the final week in October with an ankle issue, as well as RVP who always has something. Vermaelen and Diaby have not been given an actual return date, but I assume it should be soon. Samir Nasri is recovering from knee surgery and also has not been given a return time. Youngster Frimpong is dealing with his ACL and will be back hopefully in February.

I don’t expect Fulham to be able to keep up as they lose both Senderos and Zamora until the second week of February. Bobby Zamora just recently broke his leg, while Philippe Senderos had his Achilles tendon rupture.

Recently, Jermaine Defoe suffered an ankle injury while playing for England. He is set to return after the Christmas break. Tottenham will finally return keeper Gomes next week along with Luka Modric and newly acquired Rafael Van Der Vaart.

Newcastle are missing six in total, but three are vital to surviving in the top league. Andy Carroll and Dan Guthrie return in the next week, but Dan Gosling is gone until after the Xmas break with an ACL injury.

Man City don’t need mentioning as they have a roster full of stars, but Adebayor returns alongside newcomer Jerome Boateng. Balotelli will return at the end of October when he recovers from his knee injury.

Louis Saha suffers from old age and Jack Rodwell is out for three months due to an ankle injury that was found to be worse than it looked. Hopefully, Everton will be fine without Saha. Glad to see Arteta back in the starting XI.

Manchester United just recently saw a terrible ankle break with Antonio Valencia. He is ruled out until February and will hopefully have a quick recovery. Owen Hargreaves is attempting to make a comeback this season, but is unsure of when it will be. Having ailments for most of his recent career, his surgeon in the USA is finally clearing him for the next month.

Chelsea is fine. Lampard has been out for a little, but is in full form as of today. Apart from having a huge unibrow, Bowingwa will be fully fit by the beginning of October and should be back.

Liverpool have been missing Dirk Kuyt due to a shoulder injury, but he will return at the end of October, while Fabio Aurelio should be back October 3rd from his ankle injury.


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