The new Premier League season is now officially underway, albeit some players appear to be sidelined for the first few games due to injuries.
Footballers have the preseason to get back in shape after taking the summer off, though some will be playing catch-up as they work their way through injury recovery.
Seven stars who are expected to miss the start of the season due to injury have been selected after we reviewed the injury lists for each Premier League club.
Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City will begin their 2023–24 season earlier than most Premier League teams since they must compete in the Community Shield at the beginning of August.
For De Bruyne, who is still recovering from the hamstring tear he suffered in the Champions League final against Inter Milan, it appears that this date may arrive too soon.
According to Football Insider, the Belgian international’s return date is presently undetermined, and he is set to miss the start of the season. The 32-year-old had, incredibly, been playing through an injury for two months.
After the Champions League final, he told reporters, “I’ve been struggling for two months, but it was all tiny ruptures. “The hamstring just snapped today,”
The French defender hasn’t experienced much luck with injuries since moving to Chelsea last summer. He only made 10 starts in the previous season and will now be out to start the following one.
According to a May article in The Evening Standard, Badiashile will miss four months of action due to a groin injury. It would put him on the sidelines until late September, which would be a setback for Mauricio Pochettino.
After Bentancur’s injury, everything for Tottenham looked to fall apart. In February, Spurs were only two points behind the top four, but when the Uruguayan midfielder wasn’t playing, they had trouble maintaining their form.
After suffering an ACL injury against Leicester, the 26-year-old underwent surgery and could be sidelined until November while he recovers.
The Crystal Palace player has been ruled out for the beginning of the season after suffering a hamstring injury while playing for France Under-21s at the European Championship.
Olise’s departure will be a major setback for Roy Hodgson’s team, especially given the likelihood that Wilfried Zaha will leave when his contract expires. Olise produced an astounding 11 assists last season, serving as Palace’s creative engine.
With a severe ankle injury during the match against Man City, the Brazilian playmaker had to be carried off the field. Since then, Pereira has been recovering, and it is uncertain if he will be ready for the start of the new season.
After joining Villa Park from Real Betis in January, the Spanish full-back swiftly won over the support of the crowd. He underwent surgery after suffering a hamstring injury in Aston Villa’s second-to-last match of the previous campaign against Liverpool.
The 30-year-old is now fighting to be ready for the start of the upcoming season as he continues to rehabilitate during the preseason, according to The Express.
Liverpool want to gradually return Bajcetic to play after the injury he sustained in March. The 18-year-old will participate in preseason, but Klopp doesn’t anticipate him to be in full training.
Parts of reintegration will occur around the beginning of preseason, but it will take time, Klopp told reporters in May. The current prediction is that he won’t be fully trained [by then].