Premier League injury round up: Who’s back and who will be missing this weekend

first_img 1. Manchester City’s David Silva – read the latest injury update, below, then click the arrow above to find out more Premier League injury news, post-international break – Silva has been side-lined since the beginning of October after suffering an ankle injury while on international duty in Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg. According to reports, the attacking midfielder is one of two players targeting a return to action for the Citizens’ clash with Liverpool this weekend – which is live on talkSPORT. While Manuel Pellegrini’s men have still picked up the points in the absence of Silva, maintaining their position at the top of the Premier League table, his return will no doubt lift the club’s mood even further. 8. Jordan Amavi – Aston Villa – The Claret and Blue defender is sadly set to miss the remainder of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered while playing for France’s Under-21s. Amavi has made 12 appearances for the Lions this term, and will have given new manager Rémi Garde a real selection headache. His absence could force the club into signing a new left-back in January. 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 3. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – In what has become a far too familiar picture for Citizens supporters, Aguero limped off the pitch holding his left hamstring in Argentina’s 2-0 defeat to Ecuador in the previous international break. The striker, therefore, has not kicked a ball in the Premier League since he scored five goals in the 6-1 demolition of Newcastle United at the beginning of October. However, there is good news, as, like David Silva, the 27-year-old is targeting a return in City’s next game versus Liverpool. And his return is one that the top flight’s top four contenders will be fearful of – particularly if he can continue where he left off. 8 2. Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool – It was hugely disappointing for Liverpool supporters when Sturridge was ruled out through injury in Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge against Tottenham Hotspur almost one month ago. He hasn’t yet featured under the German, but that could all change this weekend. The England international returned to full training on Tuesday afternoon, and could therefore feature against Manchester City on Saturday evening. From Sergio Aguero to Daniel Sturridge, the Premier League has seen a number of top players fall to injury this season.And there are plenty of absentees who could have very well have had an influence on positioning at the top – and bottom – of the table. With the international break having now passed, talkSPORT has provided an update on eight players from England’s top flight who have received contrasting news.Read an update, and more, on their recovery progress by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 4. Jordan Henderson – Liverpool – Henderson got the new season off to a nightmare start, limping off with a foot problem in the victory over AFC Bournemouth in the Reds’ second game of the campaign. A further setback in training two months’ ago, in which he broke his fifth metatarsal, has seen him sidelined ever since. As with teammate Daniel Sturridge, Henderson could be back in action when the Premier League returns this weekend – in what will be music to the ears of Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool have missed their captain in the centre of the park, and it will be interesting to see how he slots into Klopp’s midfield. 7. Anthony Martial – Manchester United – In another blow for the Red Devils, Martial left Wembley Stadium on crutches after hobbling off towards the end of France’s defeat to England. It’s likely that this will have been only as a precaution, but he is a doubt for United’s clash with Watford on Saturday afternoon. With limited options in attack for Louis van Gaal, the 19-year-old could be sorely missed and supporters will hope that his injury is not serious. 5. Leighton Baines – Everton – The Toffees left-back has spent the past six months in the recovering room following two separate ankle operations, but is closing in on his return having played 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly victory over Preston last week. This is excellent news for both Roberto Martinez and, in particular, Roy Hodgson. With it difficult to predict Luke Shaw’s return to fitness after breaking his leg, left-back has become a problematic position for Hodgson ahead of next summer’s Euro 2016 competition. However, Brendan Galloway has excelled in his absence on Merseyside, and Baines has a fight on his hands to push the 19-year-old out of Martinez’s starting line up. 6. Michael Carrick – Manchester United – The England midfielder was stretchered off in the Three Lions’ defeat to Spain after twisting his right ankle, which will have immensely frustrated Louis van Gaal. Carrick, however, is said to have avoided a lengthy lay-off and he could be back in a few weeks’ time. last_img

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