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The most recent fantasy soccer injury updates from the Premier League.

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Andy Carroll    F    West Ham United
Carroll (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Stoke City, according to manager Slaven Bilic.

Fantasy Analysis

Jonathan Calleri and Andre Ayew partnered in the attack for last weekend's match against Everton, and the duo could start again in Carroll's continued absence, though Diafra Sakho is also a possibility.
Hal Robson-Kanu    F/M    West Bromwich Albion
Robson-Kanu could miss the next two games because of a hamstring injury, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

The West Brom attack has really struggled of late, and Robson-Kanu's absence certainly doesn't help matters. Salomon Rondon is expected to start in his place.
Matthew Phillips    M    West Bromwich Albion
Phillips has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Leicester City because of a hamstring injury, according to manager Tony Pulis.

Fantasy Analysis

Phillips' injury is apparently serious enough that he could miss next weekend's match as well, a tough blow to a West Brom attack that has really struggled of late. Chris Brunt could move into midfield in Phillips' spot, with Allan Nyom coming in at left-back.
Craig Cathcart    D    Watford
Cathcart is doubtful for Monday's match against Liverpool because of the knee injury that has kept him out for the past two games, according to manager Walter Mazzarri.

Fantasy Analysis

Cathcart is a regular starter when fit, so his absence is obviously a blow to the side, and it's unclear when he'll be able to get back to first-team training.
Michel Vorm    G    Tottenham Hotspur
Vorm (knee) returned to full training on Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Vorm's return would be a nice boost for the Spurs' depth, but he is unlikely to get any playing time as long as Hugo Lloris is fit.
Mousa Dembele    M    Tottenham Hotspur
Dembele is questionable for Sunday's match against Arsenal because of an ankle injury suffered during Wednesday's game against Crystal Palace, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Dembele was replaced at half-time of the Palace match, and his absence could open up a starting spot for Heung-Min Son or Mousa Sissoko.
Jack Rodwell    M    Sunderland
Rodwell is questionable for Saturday's match against Bournemouth because of a groin injury, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Rodwell's playing time has been a bit sporadic of late, but he could be in line for a start if he's fit enough given that Darron Gibson and Lee Cattermole could miss out, while Sebastian Larsson is serving the final game of his three-match ban.
Darron Gibson    M    Sunderland
Gibson is questionable for Saturday's match against Bournemouth because of a groin injury, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Gibson's absence would be another blow to a Sunderland side that has been decimated by injuries this season, and they could be without Lee Cattermole (Achilles) and Jack Rodwell (groin) this weekend as well.
Lee Cattermole    M    Sunderland
Cattermole is questionable for Saturday's match against Bournemouth because of an Achilles injury, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Cattermole's absence would be a big blow to the Sunderland midfield, though his real-life value has certainly out-weighed his fantasy value this season.
Jason Denayer    M/D    Sunderland
Denayer is questionable for Saturday's match against Bournemouth due to dead leg, according to manager David Moyes.

Fantasy Analysis

Denayer has started the past four matches at centre-back as the Black Cats continue to have injuries problems in defence, and his absence would be another tough blow, though fantasy managers aren't likely to be too affected given his ineffective returns this season.
Jonathan Walters    F    Stoke City
Walters (knee) will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against West Ham, according to manager Mark Hughes.

Fantasy Analysis

Walters hasn't started since 8 April, and while his availability would be a boost to the side, it's tough to see him getting a start given the recency of the injury.
Sam McQueen    M/D    Southampton
McQueen (groin) returned to full training on Thursday and could be available for Saturday's match against Hull City.

Fantasy Analysis

McQueen's return to training is certainly a boost to the Saints, though his spot in the starting XI is hardly guaranteed.
Grant Leadbitter    M    Middlesbrough
Leadbitter is doubtful for Sunday's match against Manchester City because of his hamstring injury, according to manager Steve Agnew.

Fantasy Analysis

Leadbitter has missed both of the last two games because of the injury, and given his inability to train fully, it wouldn't be surprising if he misses out again.
Daniel Ayala    D    Middlesbrough
Ayala is doubtful for Sunday's match against Manchester City because of an ankle injury, according to manager Steve Agnew.

Fantasy Analysis

Ayala lasted just 54 minutes during Wednesday's match against Sunderland before having to come off with the injury, and his absence could open up a starting spot for Fabio
Juan Mata    M    Manchester United
Mata is closing in on a return from his groin injury, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Fantasy Analysis

Mata's return will be a huge boost to the Red Devils' midfield, as they've dealt with a plethora of injuries of late, not to mention Marouane Fellaini's three-match ban.
Paul Pogba    M    Manchester United
Pogba (muscular injury) could return for Thursday's Europa League match against Celta Vigo, according to manager Jose Mourinho.

Fantasy Analysis

Pogba's absence is another tough blow for the Red Devils, who will also be without Marouane Fellaini after he was given a straight red card during Thursday's Manchester derby. Wayne Rooney could move to the midfield in Pogba's absence this weekend against Swansea City.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah    D    Manchester United
Fosu-Mensah is expected to miss time with a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Fosu-Mensah came on in the second half of Thursday's Manchester derby but suffered the injury in his short time. It comes as a terrible time for United, who are already without a number of key defenders, which could have opened up additional playing time.
Mamadou Sakho    D    Crystal Palace
Sakho's knee injury is not as serious as initially feared, but he is expected to miss a number of weeks, according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Sakho, who is on loan with Crystal Palace, suffered the injury earlier this week, and while it's a plus that the injury doesn't involve any ligament damage, it appears likely to keep him out for the rest of the season.
Jordan Henderson    M    Liverpool
Henderson is still unable to train because of his foot injury, and he remains out indefinitely, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Henderson's absence has been a big blow to the Reds' midfield, and his absence should allow Lucas Leiva to continue playing.
Daniel Sturridge    F    Liverpool
Sturridge (hip) will return to first-team training on Friday, and he is likely to be available for Monday's match against Watford, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Sturridge's return will help Liverpool's attacking depth, but his fantasy upside is limited while Divock Origi starts ahead of him.
Adam Lallana    M    Liverpool
Lallana could return from his hip injury for Monday's match against Watford, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Fantasy Analysis

Lallana will return to full first-team training on Friday, and his return is a great boost to the Reds' attack, though he is unlikely to start right away given he's been out for over a month.
Wes Morgan    D    Leicester City
Morgan (hamstring) will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against West Brom, according to manager Craig Shakespeare.

Fantasy Analysis

Morgan's return would be a nice boost to the Foxes, who have relied on Yohan Benalouane to partner with Robert Huth in central defence.
Islam Slimani    F    Leicester City
Slimani (groin) returned to training on Thursday, and he could be available for Saturday's match against West Brom, according to manager Craig Shakespeare.

Fantasy Analysis

Slimani has missed three weeks because of the injury, and given the length of the layoff, it would be surprising if he got a start right away. Shinji Okazaki is likely to partner with Jamie Vardy up front against the Baggies.
Scott Arfield    M    Burnley
Arfield (knee) trained fully this week and should be available for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Arfield's availability is certainly a plus for the Burnley midfield, though he has missed nearly a month due to the injury, so it would be a bit surprising to see him start right away.
Sam Vokes    F    Burnley
Vokes (hamstring) trained fully this week and could be available for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Vokes' availability is certainly a plus for the Clarets, though Andre Gray and Ashley Barnes have been the regular starters up front, which has limited Vokes' fantasy upside.
Stephen Ward    D    Burnley
Ward is questionable for Saturday's match against Crystal Palace because of a knee injury.

Fantasy Analysis

Manager Sam Dyche said Ward is making good progress in his recovery, and it appears the fullback should be able to make the starting XI against the Eagles.
Ben Mee    D    Burnley
Mee (shin) will have a late fitness test ahead of Saturday's match against Crystal Palace.

Fantasy Analysis

Mee was replaced at half-time of last weekend's match against Manchester United due to the injury, and if he is forced to sit out then James Tarkowski could get the start.
Laurent Koscielny    D    Arsenal
Koscielny (knee) is questionable for Sunday's match against Tottenham, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Fantasy Analysis

Koscielny has a 60 percent chance to play, according to Wenger, which is somewhat encouraging, as his absence would be a massive blow to the back line given that Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) has been ruled out for another two weeks.
Shkodran Mustafi    D    Arsenal
Mustafi (thigh) is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

Fantasy Analysis

Mustafi's absence should allow Rob Holding to keep his spot in the starting XI.
Adam Federici    G    AFC Bournemouth
Federici will not be available to play for the rest of the season because of his knee injury, the club's official website reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Federici's absence hurts the Cherries' goalkeeper depth, but he was unlikely to play anyway with Artur Boruc fit.
Andrew Surman    M    AFC Bournemouth
Surman (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Sunderland.

Fantasy Analysis

Surman has yet to return to training due to the injury, so his return to match fitness is probably still a few weeks off.

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