The Premier is league is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe. It has a packed schedule that gives clubs plenty of problems in squad management and this leaves most Premier League clubs with a long injury list at various times in the season.
With a number of top class stars missing due to injury in recent times, we have come up with the Premier League injured XI with players who are on the sidelines at the moments for their respective clubs with various injuries.
Here is the injured XI for the EPL:
Tim Krul (Newcastle United):
The shot stopper up an injury on national duty with Holland way back in October, one that has ended his season for the Magpies. The manager exclaimed that his absence might cost the club upto 20 points this season.
Ashley Young (Manchester United):
The Manchester United winger picked up a groin injury in the first half of the victory against Liverpool in January and is unlikely to return to action before the end of the season.
Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur):
Damaged his knee ligament in the game against Crystal Palace in early January and was ruled out for atleast 8 weeks as his team looks to challenge for the title in his absence.
Kurt Zouma (Chelsea):
In Chelsea’s match against Manchester United earlier this month, Zouma landed awkwardly and it was clear that his knee ligament took a severe hit. He is now not only ruled out for the rest of the season but will also not be a part of the EURO16 in France.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United):
Suffered a double fracture way back in September in the group stage of a Champions League encounter against PSV Eindhoven and was ever since ruled out for the rest of the season.
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City):
Adapted to the life in England pretty well and just as he was hitting form, his progress was halted when he picked up a knee injury in the Capital One Cup semi-final against Everton. He Is expected to return in April later this season.
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal):
Suffered a fractured left tibula in the pre season of the club and has also had set backs in December and January as he is yet to play a game for his club. He is however expected to return in mid-March.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal):
The Spaniard picked up an injury late in the game against Norwich in November last year and though he was set to be back by this month, he is not expected to be back until March.
Samir Nasri (Manchester City):
Nasri suffered a devastating injury in training in October when his thigh muscle became detached from the bone. It required up to 100 stitches and the player is not expected to return until March.
Danny Ings (Liverpool):
Came to Liverpool from Burnley and just as he was settling into the team, Ings suffered an ACL injury in October. He has since not been a part of the clubs journey and will not return back into action this season.
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United):
With the top four needing some consistent results, Rooney’s absence comes as a blow for the Red Devils as their skipper is ruled out 6 weeks. He will miss plenty of matches for his side and may well be too late by the team he is back into action.