RotoWire Partners

Latest Premier League Injury News

The most recent fantasy soccer injury updates from the Premier League.

Injury News Updates:

English Premier League (EPL)

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Robbie Brady    M    Burnley
Brady (knee) resumed training with the squad and could be ready for the season opener Aug. 12.

Fantasy Analysis

Everything appears to be trending in the right direction for Brady to be ready to hit the pitch against Southampton for the opener. The midfielder has been working his way back from a knee injury since December. Prior to getting hurt, Brady was in the starting XI for each of his 15 EPL appearances, in which he notched a goal, two assists and 26 chances created.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson will take an extended vacation after making it to the World Cup semifinal and miss the beginning of the Premier League season, according to Sky Sports via manager Jurgen Klopp. "Jordan (Henderson) needs a holiday, so that means August 5 he will be back."

Fantasy Analysis

Henderson is likely to just miss the opener against West Ham while he regains his fitness. Look for Fabinho and Naby Keita as potential replacements August 12.
Dejan Lovren    D    Liverpool
Lovren will miss the beginning of the Premier League season while he takes an extended break after making it to the World Cup final, according to Sky Sports via manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Lovren is following standard precedent to recharge his batteries after a long and impressive tournament run. In his absence, Ragnar Klavan could be relied upon for the beginning of the season.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain    M    Liverpool
Oxlade-Chaimberlain is expected to miss most of the 2018-2019 season, according to an update from manager Jurgen Klopp on Wednesday. "There has been no change, no setback - it's exactly on the schedule we expected and planned for. The new information is that we're now giving more detail publicly."

Fantasy Analysis

Oxlade-Chaimberlain played a key role throughout the season with three goals and seven assists in league play before his serious injury. Unfortunately for him, the injury will keep the ox out for an extended period. Look for Liverpool to plug the gap with Naby Keita next season.
Rhian Brewster    F    Liverpool
Brewster signed a fresh multi-year contract with Liverpool on Tuesday.

Fantasy Analysis

Brewster is highly regarded by the club even as he recovers from ligament damage to his ankle. He likely won't feature for the first team this season.
Winston Reid    D    West Ham United
Reid will be out for at least three more months according to club doctor Richard Collinge. "Winston (Reid) has been suffering some swelling around the knee injury that he sustained at Swansea last season and he too is in need of explorative surgery to clean up the area."

Fantasy Analysis

Reid's absence will be a hit to the club's depth next season, but the blow has been lessened by the arrival of Issa Diop this summer. This latest blow will likely keep Reid out until October or beyond.
Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll has been ruled out for the next three months with an ankle injury. According to West Ham doctor Richard Collinge, "Andy (Carroll) played and scored in Sunday's match but is still reporting some discomfort in his ankle and further scans have revealed that he requires some minor surgery to provide more strength and stability to the area."

Fantasy Analysis

Carroll seemingly gets hurt every year and next season will be no different as he will likely be out until October or later. Marko Arnautovic will likely start at striker in Premier League play.
Danilo    D    Manchester City
Danilo will be unable to play for the remainder of the World Cup due an ankle injury, ESPN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Danilo logged a full 90 minutes during Brazil's opener against Switzerland, but was held out for the following three matches with a thigh problem. This latest ailment -- suffered Thursday during training -- seems to be more significant and could impact his availability for Manchester City's opener versus Arsenal in August.
Joel Matip    D    Liverpool
Matip (thigh) will miss Saturday's preseason friendly against Chester FC.

Fantasy Analysis

Matip is still working his way back from the thigh injury that sidelined him for the final two months of the season. According to manager Jurgen Klopp, the defender "is in training, not doing all but in a few parts he's doing more than the others. He's not fully involved in football at the moment, but from next week on he will be fully involved."
Ki Sung-yueng    M    Newcastle United
Ki (calf) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Newcastle United on Friday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ki -- who was out of contract at Swansea City -- links up with his new club following a run at the World Cup with South Korea. The midfielder registered two shots on goal in his pair of outings for the national team, but was unable to find the back of the net. A calf injury kept him out of the final Group Stage contest, yet shouldn't impact his long-term outlook at Newcastle.
Manuel Lanzini    M    West Ham United
Lanzini (knee) announced on his official Twitter page that he will most likely return at the beginning of 2019 after undergoing successful surgery.

Fantasy Analysis

Lanzini tore his ACL just before the World Cup began in a heartbreaking turn of events. Now, it looks like he'll be out for at least the first half of the season. Joao Mario is the most likely candidate to handle the creative burdens in the Premier League.
Ashley Williams    D    Everton
Williams suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung after a 20 minute appearance for Wales against Mexico on Monday, according to his official Facebook page.

Fantasy Analysis

Williams came on for his first match in nearly three months, but was not able to carry on any longer. With Wales out of the World Cup, he must now take the rest of the Summer to heal up before the Premier League Season begins in August.
James Tarkowski    D    Burnley
Tarkowski withdrew from the England World Cup camp to undergo a hernia operation.

Fantasy Analysis

Tarkowski is on the five-man stand-by list for the World Cup, but the operation all but rules him out from playing in Russia this summer. On the plus side, he is expected to be fit for Burnley's pre-season training in early July.
Sergio Romero    G    Manchester United
Romero will not be available to play for Argentina during the World Cup because of a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Romero initially made Argentina's 23-man squad, but his injury will allow Nahuel Guzman to go to Russia. Willy Caballero could start for Argentina in Romero's absence.
Kiko    M/D    Watford
Kiko (undisclosed) was not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Kiko was unable to overcome a knock suffered in training ahead of the match, which allowed Daryl Janmaat to make the starting XI at right-back.
Miguel Britos    D    Watford
Britos (undisclosed) was not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's 1-0 loss to Manchester United.

Fantasy Analysis

Britos was unable to overcome a small knock, which allowed Craig Cathcart and Christian Kabasele to partner at center-back.
Mario Lemina    M    Southampton
Lemina (hamstring) was not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's 1-0 loss to Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Lemina was forced off the pitch two weekends ago, which kept the midfielder out of training and ultimately Sunday's loss. He should be apart of Southampton's plans next season now that they've secured their place in the league.
Steven Davis    M    Southampton
Davis (ankle) was not in the 18-man squad for Sunday's 1-0 loss to Manchester City.

Fantasy Analysis

Davis battled injuries throughout the second half of the season, which is a main reason the Southampton captain started in just two matches after the turn of the year. He should be apart of the club's plans as they prepare for next season.
Connor Wickham    F    Crystal Palace
Wickham (calf) was not in the 18-man roster for Sunday's 2-0 victory over West Brom.

Fantasy Analysis

Wickham was dealing with injuries all season and was unable to feature in any match during the Premier League campaign.
Serge Aurier    M/D    Tottenham Hotspur
Aurier missed Sunday's match against Leicester due to his ongoing hamstring injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Aurier was in and out of the lineup all season, but was often effective when playing. He finished with two goals and two assists in 16 league starts and then another assist in six UCL starts. Becoming a regular at right back will be his goal next campaign.
Shane Duffy    D    Brighton & Hove Albion
Duffy subbed off with an apparent back injury during Sunday's match with Liverpool.

Fantasy Analysis

Duffy took a hard fall while defending a set-piece early in the second half. He attempted to play on, but was eventually forced to leave the pitch under his own power. Duffy was replaced by Connor Goldson at center-back.
Arthur Masuaku    M/D    West Ham United
Masuaku subbed off with an undisclosed injury during Sunday's match with Everton.

Fantasy Analysis

Masuaku was replaced by Edimilison Fernandes in the 20th minute. He'll need to be evaluated by the medical staff, though with the season finishing up, it won't affect many lineups unless it turns out to be a serious ailment.
Etienne Capoue    M    Watford
Capoue will miss Sunday's match with Manchester United due to personal reason.

Fantasy Analysis

Capoue has been a consistent starter during the back half of the season, which could leave a spot in the starting XI open for Gerard Deulofeu.
Robert Huth    D    Leicester City
Huth (ankle) will miss Sunday's match with Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Huth failed to make an appearance this season, which is likely why he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Ben Chilwell    D    Leicester City
Chilwelll (ankle) will miss Sunday's match with Tottenham.

Fantasy Analysis

Chilwell will miss his third straight match, effectively ending his season. He made 24 appearances, with 20 of those coming in the starting XI.
Christian Atsu    M    Newcastle United
Atsu (knee) will miss Sunday's match with Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Atsu hasn't seen a ton of minutes in the back half of the season, making his absence unlikely to hurt many fantasy lineups. Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy could start on the wings in a tough matchup with Chelsea.
Ciaran Clark    D    Newcastle United
Clark (knee) will miss Sunday's match with Chelsea.

Fantasy Analysis

Clark won't be risked with very little to play for in the season finale. Jamaal Lascelles and Florian Lejeune are expected to pair at center-back against the Blues.
Ashley Barnes    F    Burnley
Barnes (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's match with Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Barnes was replaced in the first half of last Sunday's 5-0 loss to Arsenal, which will keep Barnes out of the season finale. Sam Vokes replaced Barnes in the match and could make the starting XI against Bournemouth. Scans revealed that Barnes should be fit for the start of pre-season.
Ben Mee    D    Burnley
Mee (leg) has been ruled out of Sunday's match with Bournemouth.

Fantasy Analysis

Mee ends the season having missed the last month and a half of action. Kevin Long should receive another starting nod as Mee's replacement.
Adam Smith    M/D    AFC Bournemouth
Smith (knee) will miss Saturday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Smith will continue to work through injury rehabilitation as he attempts to be fit for the beginning of pre-season training in late July.
Harry Arter    M    AFC Bournemouth
Arter (Achilles) has been ruled out of Sunday's match with Burnley.

Fantasy Analysis

Arter hasn't played in a match since Jan. 1 and was unlikely to receive playing time even if he was fit. He should be healthy for the beginning of the pre-season in late July.

Injured Players Likely To Return Today

Players Who May Be Returning Soon

OUT

Game-Time Decision

Suspended