It's that time of the year again. Buckle up. Our injury tracking didn't start properly until August 2013, so all season comparisons can only be made from August 1st - December 31st. This summer we'll be able to do a full season comparison.
Arsenal sustained a total of 78 first team injuries in 2014 (January 1st - December 31st).
In the comparable period between August 1st - December 31st, Arsenal sustained 44 injuries in 2014, and 35 in 2013. This means we've had 25.7% more injuries in the league this season compared to last season in the same period.
So far due to the 44 injuries sustained between Aug-Dec, Arsenal have lost a total of 1,037 days. That means the equivalent of 2.84 years lost in man hours so far in the 2014-2015 season.
Of the 44 injuries sustained between Aug-Dec 2014:
- 27.2% (12/44) were strains (20% last season)
- 13.6% (6/44) were hamstrings (14.3% last season)
- 20.4% (9/44) were ankle injuries (8.5% last season)
- 13.6% (6/44) were knee injuries (8.5% last season)
Some of these injuries are still active, so days lost will be increased over time.
- August 2014: 8 injuries resulting in 221 days lost
- September 2014: 8 injuries resulting in 160 days lost
- October 2014: 9 injuries resulting in 277 days lost
- November 2014: 10 injuries resulting in 147 days lost
- December 2014: 9 injuries resulting in 130 days lost