The second half of the season for the English Premier League has already begun, and the injury list continues to pile up for some clubs. Even though some of the players on the injury list are already set for a return, it appears that another set of players are in line to take their place on the sidelines. Here are the recent injury casualties of the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger is thinking of getting another forward during this transfer window, due to the concern that another one of his attackers will be on the sideline. It is starting to look like that the depth of the squad might be the weakness of the current top club in the Premier League.
Nicklas Bendtner (Sprained ankle – Early March)
Bendtner got injured in the 2-0 victory over Cardiff City. The Danish striker managed to pick up a goal but got injured in the process. According to the medical report, it would take two months for the striker to recover and be of service for the Gunners again.
Theo Walcott (Knee injury – Out for season)
A big casualty for the Gunners as Theo Walcott sustained a raptured ACL on his left knee in the 2-0 win against Tottenham. This would put him on the sidelines for six months and will require surgery in order for him to fully recover. This would also mean that Walcott will not take part in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil this June.
Compared to last season, the Red Devils are not in as good shape and they are not looking like the Manchester United that people are used to seeing. Another concerning thing is their growing list of injuries, which at this point makes it a wise decision to bring in some additional help while the transfer window is still open.
Rio Ferdinand (Knee injury – A few weeks)
Rio Ferdinand will not be seeing any form of action any time soon, as he sustained a knee injury in the FA Cup match against Swansea City. Ferdinand has already missed a couple of weeks of football before sustaining the injury, because of Manager David Moyes opting not to include him in the lineup. According to Mirror UK, the 35-year old veteran will be out for up to two weeks, due to a bad bruising on the knee.
Unlike their city rivals, Manchester City is still in top shape and is one of the top contenders for the current season. Even though they have a list of injuries of their own, they have something to look forward to, as their main man is looking at an early return.
Sergio Aguero (Calf injury – Back in training)
The Blues initially thought that Sergio Aguero would take about a month to fully recover, instead as early as now he is cleared for full training with the club. Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini is not in a rush to get his main striker back in the lineup. According to Pellegrini “Sergio is working normally but I think he has at least one or two weeks more to go, probably two.”
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