Item added to basket

product name

Basket total £ 0.00
  • product added £ 0.00
checkout

Settling the score! PhysioRoom.com presents its top injury facts from the Prem season.

A recap...

For 2009 / 10 Wenger and his men should be commended for a such a valiant effort in the face of another horrific and unfortunate run of injuries, the Gunners topped the Injury Table for the year but still managed a third place EPL finish. A Ramsay broken leg (Feb '10), Van Persie ankle ligament damage (Nov '09 - Apr '10), William Gallas calf strain (Feb '10 - May '10), Djourou Knee (Aug '09 - May '10) and a Fabregas fibula break (Mar '10 - May '10) didn’t stop a spirited performance and credible season.

Man United losing out to Chelsea could potentially pinpoint a number of defensive problems with Vidic (calf), Ferdinand (calf / thigh / groin), O'Shea (thigh), Van Der Saar (knee) and Evans (calf) all missing out in key games for the Red Devils. Chelsea back to their resurgent self all be it without Michael Essien again who was ruled out in January '10 with an MCL injury.

Portsmouth's off field troubles were compounded on field as a struggling squad collected a number of injuries pushing Arsenal all the way with over 1200 days lost through player absence. Kevin Prince Boateng ankle (Feb '10 - Apr '10), David James calf (Nov '09 - Jan '10 and Mar - Apr '10) and Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring and knee) some of the big name stars who missed out on a large proportion of the relegation season.

Other injuries to note included Sean Davis ACL (Bolton) ruled out from September '09, Stephen Hunt broken leg (Wolves) injured in February 2010 and Carlo Cudicini broken wrists (Spurs) unavailable after a bike accident in November 2009.

Crunch time. How injuries affected the season.

JOINT INJURY

31% of all knocks, tackles and collisions resulted in joint injuries.

Seven Times

Arsenal had over seven times more days per injured club that Wigan Athletic.

Hat Trick

Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland finished the league each with 26 injuries per club.

Utterly Hampered

West Ham had the most amazing Hamstring injuries (13) out of all clubs.

£148,000,000

Was spent on injured players across the Premiership in 2009 - 10.

39

The number of injuries recorded as miscellaneous.

The lucky ones

Only four footballers managed to make it through the season without injury.

Haemotoma

This was the rarest injury at 0.2%.

That's gota hurt! These boys were out of action for the longest this season...

204

Jose Bosingwa

208

Calum Devenport

231

Sean Davis

232

Chris McCann

267

Johan Djourou

267

Joey O'Brien

Man down! Discover which club lost the most days to injury.

  • Arsenal 1868
  • West Ham United 1433
  • Manchester United 1398
  • Manchester City 1332
  • Birmingham City 1331
  • Portsmouth 1301
  • Tottenham Hotspurs 1265
  • Bolton Wanderers 1231
  • Fulham 1089
  • Chelsea 1077
  • Liverpool 1059
  • Everton 1046
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers 1022
  • Sunderland 982
  • Burnley 912
  • Hull City 842
  • Blackburn Rovers 689
  • Aston Villa 528
  • Stoke City 424
  • Wigan Athletic 265

Pub quiz trivia - Impress your mates with these wacky facts!

That's too bad! Take a look which fans had the most cause to complain this season.

Wigan Athletic

10

Aston Villa

13

Burnley

16

Stoke City

18

Bolton

19

Wolves

20

Hull City

24

Blackburn

26

Everton

26

Sunderland

26

Fulham

27

Tottenham

27

Birmingham

29

Chelsea

29

Liverpool

30

Man City

33

West Ham

33

Man Utd

37

Portsmouth

37

Arsenal

41