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Who is the Premier League's most injured player over the past six seasons?

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Jack Wilshere of AFC Bournemouth goes down injured during the Premier League match b
Image: Jack Wilshere has been the Premier League's most injured player since 2011/12

Jack Wilshere has been the most injured Premier League player over the past six seasons, data shows.

Sky Sports looked at every injury recorded by of current Premier League clubs since the start of 2011/12, up to the most recent round of fixtures, and calculated the number of days missed during active seasons.

Wilshere, on loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal, has missed 895 days during the last six seasons - 879 days during his time at Arsenal - of which 606 days were from foot and ankle injuries.

Jason Puncheon fouls Jack Wilshere at the Vitality Stadium
Image: Jack Wilshere is currently out with a broken leg

The 25-year-old is a long-term absentee having broken his leg in Bournemouth's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham last week, the latest setback in an injury-plagued career for the England man.

Previously, Wilshere's calf injury, picked up at the start of the 2015/16 season with Arsenal, saw him ruled out for a total of 253 days, while illness, thigh, hamstring and knee problems make up the rest of his time out in recent years.

Premier League's most injured players since 2011/12 season

Name Days
Jack Wilshere 895
Abou Diaby 858
Darron Gibson 792
Tony Hibbert 768
Steven Pienaar 744
Phil Jones 727
Andy Carroll 723
Vincent Kompany 647
Daniel Sturridge 640
Andy Carroll (right) is a doubt for the weekend game with West Brom according to Slaven Bilic
Image: West Ham striker Andy Carroll has been plagued by injuries

Former Gunner Abou Diaby is second on the list with 858 days on the sidelines before his move to Marseille in 2015, where he was injured almost from the get-go.

Diaby made just three appearances in Ligue 1 in 2015/16, and has made only two this season after being plagued with an ankle injury.

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Phil Jones
Image: Phil Jones has spent the majority of this season on the sidelines

Diaby is followed by former Everton trio Darron Gibson (792), Tony Hibbert (768) and Steven Pienaar (744).

Next among the most injured are Manchester United's Phil Jones (727), West Ham's Andy Carroll (723), Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (647) and Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (640).

Wilshere's current spell on the sidelines comes at a bad time as he is due to enter contract talks with his parent club, with his current deal running until the end of the season.

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