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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 2 Injury Update


Now that the dust has settled on the weekend’s Premier League action, we take look at the status of some key FPL assets who picked up injuries on the opening gameweek of the season.

Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) – Aston Villa
With Aston Villa having had such an impressive 2022-23 season, Mings was a popular budget option in fantasy defences with his ownership percentage passing 10% prior to Gameweek 1. However, the centre-back only lasted half an hour of Villa’s opener before being stretchered off. It has since emerged that he will need surgery for a knee injury and will miss several months of action.

Status: OUT

Jurrien Timber (£4.9m) – Arsenal
After an impressive showing in Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Man City, many FPL manager had selected the Gunners’ summer signing for their Gameweek 1 squads. However, those managers are now seeking a replacement as the full-back was brought off early in the second half on Saturday after suffering an apparently serious knee injury that is likely to keep him out of action for several months.

Status: OUT

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.4m) – Man City
The injury that had the most ramifications on FPL bosses in Gameweek 1 was undoubtedly that of De Bruyne. The Belgian’s inclusion in Man City’s starting line-up against Burnley was a slight surprise given his recent hamstring issues, and Pep Guardiola was left ruing his decision when his chief playmaker had to be brought off with the same injury that curtailed his Champions League final participation last season. It has since been revealed that KDB may not play again in 2023.

Status: OUT

John Stones (£5.5m) – Man City
There was no injury reported in Pep Guardiola’s pre-Gameweek 1 press conference, but FPL managers who had selected Stones were left disappointed when it was revealed the England international was not included in Man City’s squad for last Friday’s Premier League opener. A minor hip injury was the reason given afterwards, and it is thought that Stones will have recovered by the time City take on Newcastle in Gameweek 2.

Status: 50/50

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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