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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 27

    Steven Gerrard is a doubt for Liverpool's clash against Arsenal after the midfielder was injured after half an hour of England's friendly against Netherlands.

    The Reds captain came off in the first half of the 3-2 friendly defeat to the Dutch.

    Gerrard had played 120 minutes in the Carling Cup triumph over Cardiff on Sunday and was back at Wembley a little over 72 hours later.

    He was named in England's starting line-up but lasted just 32 minutes before coming off complaining of a hamstring problem.

    Liverpool have yet to assess the extent of the problem, but manager Kenny Dalglish said: "If I

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 26

    Arsenal's Laurent KoscielnyAhead of the north London derby on Sunday, both Arsenal and Tottenham have plenty of injury problems.

    Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin are both doubts with injuries picked up against AC Milan and Sunderland respectively, while fellow defender Sebastien Squillaci and midfielder Aaron Ramsey are also nursing knocks picked up in that FA Cup defeat.

    Mind you, it's not all bad news for Gunners fans, as Carl Jenkinson is back in training following his three-month absence with a stress fracture in his back.

    As for Spurs, the news that Tom Huddlestone will be out for the rest of the season may

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  • Injury report

    KoscielnyArsenal are to assess the state of Laurent Koscielny's knee injury sustained during the 4-0 Champions League defeat at AC Milan.

    Fellow Gunners defender Per Mertesacker is also currently sidelined nursing an ankle ligament injury.

    Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish will be without Richard Dunne for eight weeks after he fractured his collar bone against Manchester City.

    Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone expects to miss the rest of the season after undergoing further surgery on his ankle problem later this week.Injury

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 25

    Tom Cleverley: Back in businessManchester United are boosted by the possible return of midfielder Tom Cleverley ahead of their Premier League showdown with Liverpool on Saturday.

    The young midfielder has not played for United since October due to an ankle injury but has stepped up his recovery during the week and could be back on the bench for the highly anticipated match at Old Trafford.

    Liverpool must decide whether to start Luis Suarez, who is certain to face a hostile reception after he was banned for eight games for racially abusing Patrice Evra earlier in the season.

    Suarez's suspension finished for Monday's 0-0 draw

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 24

    Bodde being stretchered offSwansea's Dutch midfielder Ferrie Bodde suffered a knee injury in a reserve game against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

    Bodde has flown home to Holland to consult a surgeon about the right knee injury he suffered in a challenge after just two minutes of the game at Parc y Scarlets.

    The good news for Bodde is the injury is not to the same knee which required two operations and saw him miss almost three years of action.

    Sunderland defender Wes Brown is likely to be sidelined for eight weeks by his knee injury.

    The former Manchester United man damaged a knee during Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup fourth round

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 23

    Balotelli and KompanyManchester City are experiencing some mixed news on the suspension front ahead of their next Premier League match next week.

    The league leaders travel to Everton on Tuesday evening with club captain and star centre-back Vincent Kompany available again after completing his four-match suspension.

    However, striker Mario Balotelli serves the second part of his own four-game ban for violent conduct.

    Fulham may be without influential attacker Moussa Dembelenext week after the Belgian withdrew from this weekend's FA Cup clash with Everton because of a hip injury which also ruled him out of last

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 22

    Managers who have been riding the excellent performances of Emmanuel Adebayor this season face a dilemma this weekend.

    The Spurs striker is ineligible for the game at Manchester City as part of the conditions of his loan from the Etihad Stadium - bosses must either accept a week of no points or flog the Togolese.

    Elsewhere, QPR welcome back captain Joey Barton for the game against Wigan following his suspension, while Blackburn striker Ayegbeni Yakubu is banned.

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 21

    David Silva

    Manchester City have really missed the wizardry of their playmaker David Silva of late, and Roberto Mancini is desperate to have the Spaniard back in his ranks for the trip to Wigan.

    Silva has been absent as City have suffered a blip in form, and Mancini will be sweating over the midfielder's ankle problem ahead of the clash with the Latics with Yaya Toure at the African Cup of Nations.

    For Chelsea, the news is positive: Daniel Sturridge and John Terry have both been declared fit for the visit of Martin O'Neill's Sunderland.

    Branislav Ivanovic and John Obi Mikel have failed to recover, while

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 20

    The festive period has not been kind to Manchester United, who have been dealt fresh concerns as they contend with a rapidly expanding injury list.United must now do without Jonny Evans

    A 5-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day saw Jonny Evans forced off with a calf injury and he will now miss the home game with Blackburn Rovers on New Year's Eve.

    United had already been forced to field Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick in defence, with Nemanja Vidic heading a long list of absentees, and will hope that Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling can all overcome problems to be available on Saturday.

    Liverpool are deprived of

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 18

    Phil Jones injured at FulhamAs the festive silly-season of Premier League matches continues, the injuries mount - particularly for Manchester United, whose 5-0 win at Fulham was tempered by the loss of both Phil Jones and Ashley Young.

    Defender Jones came off with a facial injury while his replacement Young suffered an ankle problem less than 40 minutes later.

    Both are expected to miss a couple of weeks at least, adding to a list that includes the best part of a title-challenging first XI.

    Other new problems for Boxing Day saw Aston Villa robbed of Stephen Ireland, who came off with a hamstring injury at half-time in the

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