The shocking truth of Newcastle United's injury crisis compared to Premier League rivals

Lewis Hall clutches his chest after going down against Everton on TuesdayLewis Hall clutches his chest after going down against Everton on Tuesday
Lewis Hall clutches his chest after going down against Everton on Tuesday | Getty Images
Newcastle United have lost more days to injury than any other Premier League club in 2023-24

Newcastle United’s staggering injury crisis is approaching 1,500 days lost - more than any other Premier League club.

Eddie Howe’s men have laboured on through a challenging campaign with an unprecedented number of setbacks. From ACL tears to dislocated shoulders and broken backs, the Magpies have seen it all in 2023-24.

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Injuries are a key reason behind Newcastle's failure to replicate last season’s Champions League heroics - an excuse Howe has been keen to downplay. But the brutal truth is that the Magpies have barely fielded their full-strength team since August.

The latest graph from Premier Injuries detail Newcastle’s amount of “days lost” through injury as comfortably above the 1,400 mark. To make matters worse, those figures only account up until the recent international break, with Howe suffering several setbacks since.

Jamaal Lascelles, Miguel Almiron and Tino Livramento needed to be withdrawn during last weekend’s 4-3 win over West Ham United. The latter two could still feature before the season finishes but Lascelles will be lucky to play again this year.

As for other clubs, Brentford have also struggled to keep players fit throughout the campaign. Thomas Frank’s men are closing in on 1,400 days lost to injury, with the Bees sliding to 15th as a result.

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Sheffield United, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Brighton have also surpassed 1,200 days missed. By contrast, West Ham United’s treatment table has enjoyed the easiest ride this season.

The Hammers are yet to accumulate 400 days despite competing in the Europa League. Next is Wolverhampton Wanderers, sitting slightly above West Ham, before a considering jump to Everton (over 600 days), Manchester City, Fulham and Bournemouth.

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