The Injury League website has reported today that Newcastle remain well on top of the injury league for the Premier League for this season so far, with Manchester United in second place, Arsenal 3rd and Everton in 4th place.
Siem de Jong – been out since September with torn thigh muscle
There has been lots of news about the Red Devils injury troubles this season, but it’s nothing compared to those of Newcastle, and it’s been a chronic problem for Newcastle for many years – and there has to be a reason why we pick up so many injuries every season – especially hamstring injuries..
The injury league allocates points each week for the number of players that are missing for each club – and here is their latest table.
The Physioroom.com web-site details the number of injuries each club has and what they are plus estimated retunr dates, and at the moment we are top (of course) with 10 injuries followed by Hull with eight and then Arsenal, Everton and Liverpool with seven injured players each.
Notice that Chelsea – who are top of the league – have had the fewest problems with injuries this season, and maybe we should see what they do in their training and what the medics do – to ensure few injuries are picked up.
It would be a huge thing if Newcastle this season had only one or two injured players out each week – like Chelsea have had.
Maybe we would have been in the top six?
It’s worth a trip down to Stamford Bridge to at least investigate.
The way to put this to Mike Ashley is that we could feel much stronger sides each week, and therefore we would tend to get better results – which means we would finish higher up in the Premier League – which means we would get more money evry Mat from the PL
That would get Mike’s attention. 😀
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