Premier League injuries: Latest from every club following international break

By Mark Jones

The international break is all but over and minds can turn back to the bread and butter of club football, with Cristiano Ronaldo's second coming at Manchester United the Premier League main course.

Ronaldo returned from Portugal duty early as he geared up to face Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face a dilemma over whether or not to play him from the start.

You can guarantee that he'll be fit, firing and champing at the bit ready for action as club duties resume, but other players aren't so lucky.

Here, we've taken a look at the always reliable for the latest on the availability of top-flight players, with a more detailed outlook on their issues available over on their website.

Information correct at time of writing


Xhaka was sent off for Arsenal in their defeat at Manchester City (AFP via Getty Images)

Injured/absent: Granit Xhaka (suspended/Covid-19 protocols)

Doubtful: Sead Kolasinac (knock), Mohamed Elneny (muscle)

Returning: Ben White, Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Nicolas Pepe (all back in training)

Aston Villa

Injured/absent: Emi Buendia, Emi Martinez (both quarantine), Bertrand Traore (thigh), Trezeguet, Keinan Davis (both knee).

Doubtful: Ezri Konsa (knee)

Returning: Jacob Ramsey, John McGinn (both Covid-19 protocols), Leon Bailey, Morgan Sanson (both back in training)


Injured/absent: Mads Sorensen (knee), Josh Dasilva (groin)

Returning: Frank Onyeka (Covid-19 protocols)


Tariq Lamptey is still missing for Brighton (Getty Images)

Injured/absent: Dan Burn (knee), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Kjell Scherpen (ankle)

Returning: Solly March (thigh)


Injured/absent: Connor Roberts (groin), Dale Stephens (ankle), Kevin Long (calf)

Doubtful: Nathan Collins (knock)


Injured/absent: Reece James (suspended), Thiago Silva (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: N'Golo Kante (ankle), Romelu Lukaku (thigh)

Crystal Palace

Injured/absent: Michael Olise (back), Eberechi Eze (calf), Nathan Ferguson (Achilles)

Doubtful: Luka Milivojevic (knock)


Injured/absent: Seamus Coleman (thigh), Fabian Delph (shoulder), James Rodriguez (other)

Doubtful: Yerry Mina (knock), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (quad)

Returning: Ben Godfrey (Covid-19 protocols)


Klich missed Leeds' trip to Burnley with Covid-19 (Action Images via Reuters)

Injured/absent: Robin Koch (groin), Raphinha (FIFA ban)

Returning: Mateusz Klich, Junior Firpo (Covid-19 protocols)


Injured/absent: Ayoze Perez (suspended), James Justin (knee), Wesley Fofana (medial ligament), Nampalys Mendy (groin)

Doubtful: Ricardo Pereira (hamstring), Jannik Vestergaard (knee), Jonny Evans (ankle)

Returning: Ryan Bertrand (Covid-19 protocols)


Injured/absent: Roberto Firmino (hamstring), Fabinho, Alisson (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: James Milner (calf), Takumi Minamino (thigh), Neco Williams (ankle), Harvey Elliott (knock)

Manchester City

Injured/absent: Zack Steffen (Covic-19 protocols), Benjamin Mendy (suspended), Gabriel Jesus and Ederson (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: Liam Delap (other)

Returning: Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Aymeric Laporte (all set to return to training)

Manchester United

Marcus Rashford had surgery on his shoulder in the summer (PA)

Injured/absent: Marcus Rashford (shoulder), Phil Jones (knee), Fred (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: Scott McTominay (groin), Alex Telles (ankle),

Returning: Jadon Sancho (other), Dean Henderson (Covid-19)


Injured/absent: Martin Dubravka (ankle), Jonjo Shelvey (calf), Ryan Fraser (ankle), Elliott Anderson (groin), Miguel Almiron (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: Isaac Hayden (knee), Paul Dummett (calf), Callum Wilson (thigh)

Returning: Karl Darlow (Covid-19)


Injured/absent: Sam Byram (thigh), Bali Mumba (knee)

Doubtful: Christos Tzolis (calf), Przemyslaw Placheta, Jordan Hugill (both Covid-19)


Injured/absent: Will Smallbone (knee)

Doubtful: Shane Long (Covid-19), Stuart Armstrong (calf)


Injured/absent: Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso, Davinson Sanchez (all quarantine), Cameron Carter-Vickers (ankle), Tanguy Ndombele (other)

Doubtful: Ryan Sessegnon (knock), Heung-min Son (calf), Steven Bergwijn (ankle)

Returning: Joe Rodon (other)


Injured/absent: Joao Pedro (knee), Franciso Sierralta (FIFA ban)

Doubtful: Ben Foster (thigh), Dan Gosling (ill)

West Ham

Injured/absent: Winston Reid (knee)

Doubtful: Kurt Zouma (personal reasons)


Injured/absent: Pedro Neto, Jonny Otto (both knee), Hugo Bueno (thigh), Raul Jimenez (FIFA ban)

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