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Jamie Gordon
Reece James returns for Chelsea after serving a suspension
Reece James returns for Chelsea after serving a suspension

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.


Fabio Vieira (groin): Midfielder is out until the new year after surgery.

Thomas Partey (other): Mikel Arteta has confirmed the Ghanaian will be out for weeks.

Emile Smith-Rowe (knee): Another Gunner who will miss an extended period.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf): Was withdrawn as a precaution against Wolves and a late decision will be made ahead of the trip to Luton. 

Jurrien Timber (knee): Had surgery on anterior cruciate ligament injury and out for the foreseeable future.

Aston Villa

Emiliano Buendia (knee): Set to miss the majority of the season with a knee injury.

Tyrone Mings (knee): Undergone surgery on serious ACL injury and will be out for months.

Tyrone Mings is still a long-term absentee for Aston Villa
Tyrone Mings is still a long-term absentee for Aston Villa


Rico Henry (knee): Likely to be out for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

Aaron Hickey (thigh): Will not return until 2024.

Ivan Toney (suspended): England international will not play again until January 2024.

Kevin Schade (adductor): Had surgery and faces months on the sidelines.

Nathan Collins (ankle): Defender injured his ligaments playing for Ireland and will be out for a while.

Mikkel Damsgaard (knee): Midfielder could make his return.

Mathias Jensen (knock): Will be assessed but has a chance of featuring.

Christian Norgaard (suspended): Has accumulated five yellow cards.

Josh Dasilva (hamstring): Unlikely to feature against Brighton.

Ivan Toney will not be in Premier League action until January 2024
Ivan Toney will not be in Premier League action until January 2024


Pervis Estupinan (thigh): Suffered a setback against Ajax and is out for "a long time" according to his boss.

Tariq Lamptey (other): Expected to be out until mid-January.

Ansu Fati (thigh): On-loan Barcelona winger has been given a similar timeframe to Lamptey.

Julio Enciso (knee): Talented Paraguayan facing months out after injuring his meniscus in training.

Mahmoud Dahoud (suspended): Midfielder will serve the last of his three-match ban.

Adam Webster (other): Picked up a knock and will be assessed.

Danny Welbeck (other): Set to be sidelined for an extended period.

Lewis Dunk (suspended): Sending off against Nottingham Forest will see the captain miss Brentford.

Solly March (knee): Suffered a knee injury and will be out for months.


Tyler Adams (thigh): Poised for an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a setback.

Max Aarons (thigh): Expected to be out until January.

Alex Scott (knee): Set for another spell on the sidelines after picking up a new knee injury.

Lloyd Kelly (hamstring): Defender has been ruled out for an unspecified period after limping off against Sheffield United.

Ryan Fredericks (calf): Remains unavailable with a calf problem.

Emiliano Marcondes (ankle): Still has no return date after picking up an issue at the end of last season.

Darren Randolph (illness): Has been unavailable for health reasons and is not going to feature this weekend.


Jack Cork (unspecified): Vincent Kompany says midfielder will remain absent for the crunch clash against Wolves.

Arijanet Muric (illness): Kosovan international is likely to miss out again.

Jordan Beyer (suspended): Will be absent after receiving five bookings.

Josh Cullen (other): Has picked up a knock and is unlikely to feature.

Lyle Foster (illness): Taking time away from football to prioritise his mental health.


Wesley Fofana (knee): Has damaged his ACL and will be out for the season.

Malo Gusto (tendon): Full-back is continuing his rehabilitation and will not feature against Manchester United.

Romeo Lavia (ankle): Midfielder not yet ready to return.

Conor Gallagher (suspended): Was dismissed against Brighton.

Ben Chilwell (hamstring): Luckless left-back enduring another spell on the sidelines.

Christopher Nkunku (knee): Summer signing will not make the squad despite indications that he was ready to return.

Reece James (suspended): Club captain back available after serving his suspension.

Trevoh Chalobah (thigh): Still out after suffering a setback.

Lesley Ugochukwu (other): Pochettino confirms he is another player unavailable.

Noni Madueke (other): Winger joins the long list of absentees for Chelsea.

Carney Chukwuemeka (knee): Suffered a setback on a knee issue and will continue rehab.

Crystal Palace

Cheick Doucoure (calf): Midfielder has suffered a potentially season-ending injury

Jes Rak-Sakyi (hamstring): Set for a spell out after picking up a muscle problem.

Rob Holding (ankle): Has been suffering with a long-term ankle injury and will be out of action until the New Year.

Dean Henderson (thigh): Out in the long-term with a muscle injury.

Eberechi Eze (ankle): Attacking midfielder is expected to rejoin training this weekend but unlikely to feature against Bournemouth.

Nathan Ferguson (hamstring): Defender is still sidelined.


Dele Alli (groin): Back on the grass after an extended period out but not yet available.

Amadou Onana (calf): Unlikely to be fit to face Newcastle.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (unknown): Striker will be assessed ahead of the clash at Goodison Park.

Andre Gomes (calf): Remains unavailable to Sean Dyche but is coming through his injury well.

Beto (unknown): Toffees No9 is expected to recover from minor issue to feature.

Dele Alli is on the road to recovery but has yet to make an appearance this season
Dele Alli is on the road to recovery but has yet to make an appearance this season


Issa Diop (foot): Defender is set for a couple of weeks out.

Rodrigo Muniz (other): Marco Silva expects the striker to be absent for a short while.

Adama Traore (hamstring): Remains a doubt for Fulham but did rejoin training at the start of the week.


Thiago Alcantara (hip): Jurgen Klopp has indicated the Spanish maestro could be back in the new year.

Andy Robertson (shoulder): Will be out for a while after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.

Diogo Jota (unknown): Forward set for a longer period out.

Alisson (hamstring): Goalkeeper has been sidelined for at least two weeks.

Stefan Bajcetic (calf): Being eased back into action after suffering minor setback.

Joel Matip (knee): Klopp says Matip's injury does not look good.


Dan Potts (ankle): Versatile defender faces months on the sidelines.

Mads Andersen (hamstring): Out for months with a hamstring injury.

Reece Burke (thigh): Centre-back is back on the grass but remains out for a few weeks.

Cauley Woodrow (calf): Striker will be assessed ahead of Tuesday after a month out.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (thigh): Midfielder is stepping up his return but will be unable to face his parent club Arsenal.

Marvelous Nakamba (knee): Zimbabwean picked up an injury on international duty and remains on the sidlines.

Tom Lockyer (back): Faces a fitness race ahead of the clash with the Gunners. 

Teden Mengi (knee): Has a sore knee and will undergo a late fitness test.

Manchester City

Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring): Pep Guardiola does not know when he will return from surgery.

Matheus Nunes (muscular): Fellow midfielder has been described as "days or weeks" away from full fitness.

Rodri (suspended): Picked up a fifth yellow card against Tottenham.

Jack Grealish (suspended): In the same boat as Rodri and will miss the Aston Villa clash.

Jeremy Doku (other): Winger limped off against Spurs and Guardiola could not comment on his fitness.

Manchester United

Lisandro Martinez is currently on the sidelines
Lisandro Martinez is currently on the sidelines

Tyrell Malacia (knee): Dutchman underwent surgery after a setback in his recovery and hopes to return in the new year.

Casemiro (ankle): Erik ten Hag says his midfielder has picked up a new injury that will keep him out of action.

Lisandro Martinez (foot): Argentine defender facing more time on the treatment table.

Jonny Evans (muscle): Veteran defender is another absentee.

Christian Eriksen (ankle): Danish midfielder still not fit to face Chelsea.

Mason Mount (foot): Back in training and could face his old club.

Jadon Sancho (other): Undergoing his own personal training programme and will not play.

Amad Diallo (knee): Youngster is a long-term absence.


Sandro Tonali (suspended): Italian midfielder will not play for 10 months.

Nick Pope (shoulder): Will be absent for up to five months after undergoing surgery.

Jacob Murphy (shoulder): Eddie Howe is fearful that the midfielder will need surgery.

Dan Burn (back): Defender is sidelined until mid-January.

Callum Wilson (thigh): Striker will be kept out for a number of weeks.

Elliot Anderson (back): Has a stress fracture and is ruled out.

Sean Longstaff (knock): Midfielder is ruled out for the Everton clash but injury is not long-term.

Sven Botman (knee): Still a way from a return.

Joe Willock (calf): Like Longstaff, is an absentee but injury is not serious.

Harvey Barnes (foot): Winger is targeting a return before Christmas.

Anthony Gordon (groin): Is not ruled out but has a few bumps and bruises according to Eddie Howe.

Javier Manquillo (groin): No return date set for full-back.

Matt Targett (thigh): Out for a while.

Nottingham Forest

Taiwo Awoniyi's injury is a huge blow to Nottingham Forest
Taiwo Awoniyi's injury is a huge blow to Nottingham Forest

Taiwo Awoniyi (groin): Influential striker facing months out after surgery.

Willy Boly (other): Was withdrawn at half-time against Everton and could miss the next few games.

Chris Wood (knee): Hyper-extended his knee against the Toffees and may not make the midweek clash with Fulham.

Danilo (illness): Steve Cooper says the player has been poorly and will be assessed.

Murillo (thigh): Limped off at the weekend and is another who faces a late fitness test.

Sheffield United

Chris Basham (leg): Out for the foreseeable future after bad leg break against Fulham.

Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh): Full-back is stepping up his recovery but unlikely to feature until 2024.

John Egan (ankle): Been ruled out for a while with a big injury.

Tom Davies (thigh): Out for a while after suffering freak training injury.

Daniel Jebbison (illness): Has a health issue and is not likely to be involved.

Ollie McBurnie (suspended): Was sent off against Burnley and will serve his ban on the sidelines.

Rhian Brewster (knee): Misses out against Liverpool after a new injury.


James Maddison is injured until 2024
James Maddison is injured until 2024

Ivan Perisic (knee): Will miss most of the season with an ACL injury.

Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle): Luckless midfield is out until Feburary having only just returned from an ACL injury.

Micky van de Ven (hamstring): Out for a considerable period with a bad hamstring injury.

James Maddison (ankle): Ankle injury is worse than first thought and he will be out until 2024.

Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring): Undergone surgery for his recurring hamstring issue.

Manor Solomon (knee): Undergone surgery for a meniscus tear.

Pape Matar Sarr (ankle): Is closing in on a return to action.

Alfie Whiteman (ankle): Undergone surgery for an issue picked up in pre-season and is out for the long-term.

Eric Dier (other): Picked up a strain in training and will face a late fitness test.

West Ham

Michail Antonio (knee): Also nursing an issue and is a doubt.

Kurt Zouma (other): Has not been involved due to personal reasons.


Joseph Hodge (shoulder): Undergone surgery and will be out until the new year.

Pedro Neto (thigh): Still not fit to face Burnley.

Jonny Otto (other): Had an incident during training and Gary O'Neil confirms he will not be part of the squad for a few weeks.

Ryan Ait-Nouri (ankle): Burnley clash may come too early for the defender.

Jose Sa (back): Did some light training on Monday and should be fine for the midweek action.


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