The most injury prone football club is Arsenal, over the past 10 years the Gunners have led the Premiership table for crocks.
Arsenal have suffered 635 injuries.
Tottenham Hotspurs 575.
Newcastle United 536 injuries (9 seasons in the Premiership).
Manchester United 521.
Manchester City 421.
Aston Villa 396.
Fulham 351(as per Newcastle).
Where do the injuries tend to occur?
Ankle Foot; 1739.
Hip Thigh; 461.
Calf – Shin; 406.
Shoulder/ Achilles; 297.
Players with most days lost to injury during the 10 year review?
Kieron Dyer; 1734.
Abou Diaby; 1619.
Joey O’Brien; 1533.
Steven Reid; 1209.
Michael Owen; 1118.
Owen Hargreaves; 1179.
Victor Anichebe; 1137.
Andy Johnson; 1110.
Tomas Rosicky; 1091.
Ledley King; 1084.
The total amount lost to Premiership clubs through injury in the last decade rounded up £2 Billion, or just over £1,953,000, 000, for us mathematicians.
The Irony during Manchester United’s satisfying victory against Everton at Old Trafford, Michael Owen on commentary with BT Sport (yawn) explained United have a ‘healthy’ injury list at present; after our fabulous new summer signing Luke Shaw suffered an injury. Owen foot in mouth!
What do you make of United’s current injury problems,
who are you keenest to see back in the team?
Are Arsenal a set of southern softies, with the tika-taka Barcelona-esque football, that’s so dated, as Chelsea muscled them aside at the weekend with power finesse and Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings!
How good are United going to be when we get all the players back fit and fighting, a top 3 challenge on then?