Fantasy football injury update: Thiago leads Liverpool absentees

Jamie Gordon
Thiago Alcantara is the latest Liverpool player to be sidelined by injury
Thiago Alcantara is the latest Liverpool player to be sidelined by injury

Fantasy football bosses across the world wince when one of their star players hits the deck — and a spell in the treatment room is never good news.

Keep this page bookmarked to stay up to date with all the Premier League injuries and expected return dates throughout the season.


Reiss Nelson (muscle): Confirmed to have picked up an injury in training on August 11 with no timeframe on a return.

Emile Smith Rowe (hip): Should be back on bench against Leicester after missing Crystal Palace trip with a "muscular niggle".

Fabio Vieira (foot): Also named in Gunners squad for the first time but lacking fitness having missed all of pre-season.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (hamstring): Has returned to training but remains a doubt to start against Leicester.

Aston Villa

Kortney Hause (knee): Could return at the end of August after surgery.


Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring): Had an operation over the summer and in line to return in mid-August.

Sergi Canos (hamstring): Out until mid-August after a pre-season injury.

Ethan Pinnock (knee): Will miss the start of the season with no date set for his return.


Jakub Moder (knee): Out until 2023 after rupturing his ACL.

Stephen Alzate (ankle): Will face a late fitness test on a foot injury.


David Brooks (illness): No date has been set for his return with Scott Parker vowing to "tread carefully" as Brooks continues his recovery from Stage 2 Hodgkin lymphoma.

Joe Rothwell (quad): Out for the start of the season with a thigh problem.

Ryan Fredericks (calf): Will miss the trip to Manchester City but has returned to training.


Mateo Kovacic (knee): Thomas Tuchel has confirmed he will miss the London derby with Tottenham due to a knee issue.

Marcos Alsono (other): Will not be considered for selection as he looks to finalise a move to Barcelona.

Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira is keen not to rush Michael Olise back from injury
Patrick Vieira is keen not to rush Michael Olise back from injury

Jack Butland (hand): Metacarpal fracture will keep the stopper sidelined for some time.

James McArthur (groin): Midfielder unsure of a return date.

Michael Olise (foot): Getting closer to full fitness but Eagles boss Patrick Vieira has vowed not to rush him back.

James Tomkins (unspecified): No date has been set for his return from a muscular problem.

Nathan Ferguson (foot): Injury woes continue for young defender who has suffered another setback.


Andros Townsend (knee): Out until 2023 with a knee injury.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee): Ruled out until mid-September.

Andre Gomes (unspecified): Set to be out until mid-August.

Tom Davies (knock): Is back in training but not expected to feature against Aston Villa.

Ben Godfrey (fibula): Frank Lampard confirmed the full-back underwent successful surgery and now faces three months out.

Yerry Mina (ankle): Colombian suffered a ligament injury against Chelsea and will see a specialist in the coming days.


Joe Bryan (hand): Could return from a metacarpal fracture.

Nathaniel Chalobah (knock): No return date yet given after sustaining an injury late in pre-season.

Harry Wilson (knee): Set to be out until around the start of October, Marco Silva confirmed.

Manor Solomon (knee): Needs surgery so is set for a long spell on the sidelines.


Stuart Dallas (thigh): Out until 2023 with a femoral fracture.

Luke Ayling (knee): Could return at the end of August or early September after having surgery over the summer.

Junior Firpo (knee): Out until the end of August at the earliest.

Luis Sinisterra (hamstring): Nearing a return but Southampton clash may come too soon.

Adam Forshaw (knee): Set to be out until mid-August with a knee injury.

Liam Cooper (calf): Close to returning from a calf issue after returning to training.


Ryan Bertrand (knee): Could return from a long-term injury in September.

Harvey Barnes (knee): Still not fit with Brendan Rodgers reporting joint irritation remains.

Ricardo Pereira (ankle): Faces six months on the sidelines.


Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is suffering with a hamstring issue
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is suffering with a hamstring issue

Thiago Alcantara (thigh): Sidelined until mid-September after limping off against Fulham.

Diogo Jota (hamstring): Set to be out until the end of August with a hamstring injury.

Caoimhin Kelleher (hip): Keeper is expected to be out until mid-August.

Kostas Tsimikas (knock): Could return against Crystal Palace.

Ibrahima Konate (knee): No date has been set for his return.

Naby Keita (illness): Expected to return after missing opener at Fulham.

Curtis Jones (calf): Set to miss most of August with a calf problem.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring): No return date set from a “serious” hamstring injury.

Manchester City

Aymeric Laporte (knee): Could return in September after undergoing surgery over the summer.

Kalvin Phillips (muscular): Faces a late fitness test for Bournemouth clash due to an unspecified issue.

Manchester United

Anthony Martial (hamstring): Remains a doubt for this weekend with an ongoing hamstring problem.

Facundo Pellistri (ankle): A doubt for the opener with an ankle strain.

Victor Lindelof (knock): Expected to miss Brentford clash due to a knock.


Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring): Will be out for 12 weeks after undergoing a successful operation.

Javier Manquillo (groin): Missed the opener but could return against Brighton.

Federico Fernandez (calf): Also back in training after missing opener, though unlikely to feature this weekend.

Jamal Lewis (calf): Decent chance of returning now back in training.

Emil Krafth (tightness): Could miss out after disrupted week of preperation.

Nottingham Forest

Omar Richards (shin): Will miss the first few weeks of the season due to a stress fracture.

Ryan Yates (knee): Still not expected to feature but is not far away from a return.


Tino Livramento (knee): Out until after the World Cup.

Theo Walcott (unspecified): Set to miss the start of the campaign after sitting out Southampton’s pre-season tour.

Lyanco (knee): Has trained alone this week and is unlikely to feature against Leeds.


Oliver Skipp remains sidelined for Tottenham
Oliver Skipp remains sidelined for Tottenham

Oliver Skipp (heel): Expected to return from a hairline fracture at the end of August.

Clement Lenglet (hip): Needs at least another week to return from abductor issue.

West Ham

Nayef Aguerd (ankle): Expected to be out until October at the earliest.

Angelo Ogbonna (fitness): Has returned to training but needs to build his fitness before returning to the team.

Craig Dawson (thigh): Touch and go for Nottingham Forest trip with a strain.


Chiquinho (knee): Out until 2023 after undergoing surgery on a serious ligament injury.

Raul Jimenez (knee): Out until late August with an MCL injury.

Adama Traore (hamstring) Still a doubt for the weekend with a hamstring injury.

Nelson Semedo (hamstring): Still not quite ready for a first-team return.

Joao Moutinho (foot): Up against it to face Fulham after sustaining training ground injury.


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