Newcastle United had the highest number of days sidelined through injury with 1,871 days
Friday 5 June 2015 09:13, UK
Manchester United suffered the most injuries of any Premier League side last season, a study has revealed.
Louis van Gaal's side had a total of 39 players sidelined throughout the campaign, but the club still managed a top four finish in the Premier League.
United suffered most of their injuries in the first third of the season as Van Gaal struggled to adapt to the English top flight in his first season in charge, but last-day survivors Newcastle lost the most days through injury with a staggering 1,871, a total 405 days higher than second-place Arsenal.
The data, compiled by physioroom.com, has Everton in third place behind Arsenal with 1,423 days, and Manchester United in fourth, parallel to their Premier League finish, with 1,348.
Chelsea topped the Premier League table from matchday one to 38, and unsurprisingly sit bottom of the injury table with just 428 days out. Tottenham (475) and Leicester (540) make up the bottom three.
Spurs also lost the fewest days to muscle injuries with just 86, compared to Newcastle's 1,003.
Everton and Newcastle came second to Manchester United with number of injuries (37), ahead of Arsenal (35), QPR and West Ham (31).
Burnley had the least number of injuries with 16, but they could not avoid relegation come May.
Hamstring injuries again dominated the ‘type of injury’ table – accounting for more than 62 per cent of all muscular problems, and Hull's Robert Snodgrass holds the unwanted title of having the most days out with 281, followed by QPR's Alejandro Faurlin (270) and Stoke's Peter Odemwingie (238).
The cold of November also had an impact on the month of injuries, with 70 reported, followed by 69 in January.
The injury table
Newcastle 1,871 days (37 total injuries)
Arsenal 1,466 (35)
Everton 1,423 (37)
Manchester United 1,348 (39)
QPR 1,283 (31)
Aston Villa 1,148 (29)
Hull City 1,145 (26)
Stoke City 1,109 (27)
Liverpool 1,095 (28)
West Ham 924 (31)
Burnley 871 (16)
Sunderland 863 (20)
Crystal Palace 856 (19)
Southampton 782 (22)
Swansea City 671 (22)
West Brom 640 (19)
Manchester City 630 (24)
Leicester City 540 (22)
Tottenham Hotspur 475 (19)
Chelsea 428 (19)