The Injury League is an excellent web-site that keeps track of the number of players out injured throughout the season for the Premier League – and they allocate points simply as follows – if one player is out through injury for one game then that’s one point.
By keeping track of players out injured for each of the Premier League clubs, they have issued the final rankings for their Injury League this season, and as expected Newcastle United are way out in front – a full 97 points above second placed Manchester United – who of course have a much bigger squad than Newcastle do.
Here is the Injury League – courtesy of the The Injury League.
This is not the first time we have has the most players out injured over the last 15 years or so – going by Physioroom.com – we could see each week how many players were injured, and Newcastle are nearly always at the top of that list – so while this season has been especially bad – we always suffer with too many injuries.
So most reasonable clubs would launch an investigation into why that’s the case – is it the medical staff – is it the coaching staff – are the warm up procedures faulty?
Why is it that Newcastle are always the club most hit by injuries?
It’s not just bad luck – not when it always keeps happening – there’s some fundamental problem somewhere.
Newcastle should launch a thorough investigation of why we always get so many injuries – and we could take a leaf out of Chelsea’s book – who are nearly always at the bottom of this particular league.
The fact that we run with such a small squad at Newcastle (hopefully that will change for next season), also means we are hit heavily when we do have a number of players out – as we witnessed this year in particular – when we only had 15 first team players available at times.
We’re doing something wrong – and we should find out what it is – and fix it – before the start of next season.
That’s what any reasonable club would do under similar circumstances.