The English league would be incomplete and uninteresting without red cards, yellow cards, free-kicks, penalties, offsides, and injuries. They all make the beautiful game worth watching. It is normal to find a team missing a key player in a big match, mostly due to injuries or suspension. However, some players are more susceptible to injuries than others.
In no particular order, let’s take a quick look at 5 most injury prone players in the English premier league
1. Jay Rodriguez (West Brom)
Former Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez is one of the most unlucky players in England. He never really a good run of games before he goes away injured again. He was laid off for a full year. He returned and then suffered another injury. He has only recently been signed to West Brom. Let’s hope to see him at his best fit this coming season as he makes his debut.
2. Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
He Left Manchester United for Arsenal and actually paid Wenger by scoring the match winner in the FA quarter-finals against his old club and that was it for him. He returned early this year after almost a year off injured.
At the time Wenger said: “Well, Welbeck bothers me now. He has already been out for me since March and for Arsenal since April, so that’s over four months, isn’t it? I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and then hits the ground running”
3. Luke Shaw (Manchester United)
Luke Shaw signed for Manchester United and then injuries came knocking. He was off for six months with injury in his first season at Old Trafford. Last season he started so well before getting that bad injury against Hector Moreno of PSV in the Champions League.
The England defender was out for six months. Last season he has struggled. Jose Mourinho criticism has not helped his recovery. Last season, he got injured playing against Swansea City and was withdrawn in the 7th minute. His football career at Old Trafford might be over if care isn’t taken.
4. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has suffered ankle, foot, knee injuries among others. Last season he suffered a hairline fracture in his left leg. He was out for close to three months. He joined Bournemouth on loan last summer to try and resurrect his career. He has done well all season but again in April, he suffered another injury against Tottenham Hotspurs. The reports said the injury was not as bad but his season is over.
5. Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has suffered so many injuries within the short span of his career. He is a beast in front of goal when he is fit and at best-performing state. He scores tremendous goals. However, he is highly prone to injuries.
Sturridge was out for months last year as a result of an injury he sustained playing for England. He has also suffered calf and ankle injuries in time past. He once said he fears to go through what his uncles went through. His uncles were forced to end their football careers prematurely due to multiple injuries.