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Injury Report: Gameweek 31

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Fabricio Coloccini of Newcastle

Fabricio Coloccini

This week's injuries have more of an impact on teams in mid-table and below, with the only major new absences those of Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini, and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam - teams who play each other on Sunday, and teams battling for a Europa League place.

Argentine centre-half Coloccini suffered a hamstring problem in the fine 3-1 win at West Brom and will be out for a few weeks, while Adam injured his knee in the shock defeat at home to Wigan. The Scotland international's season could be over, with the pair of absences more likely to have a negative effect on Toon, as Coloccini is vital to their defence.

Toon are boosted by the returns of Cheick Tiote and Ryan Taylor though, while January signing Papiss Cisse should have recovered from an extreme case of cramp that forced him off in the last match, during which he scored twice.

Norwich have a little problem in the absence of star striker Grant Holt after he picked up two yellow cards in the 2-1 win over Wolves. The Canaries face a tough trip to Fulham without their main goal threat; the Whites are missing forward Andy Johnson, who has a knee problem.

Finally, QPR have sent loan striker Federico Macheda of Manchester United back to his parent club after he picked up a season-ending ankle injury. He failed to score in six games for the Hoops.

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EPL injuries: week 31

EPL injuries: week 31

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