Newcastle United, Aston Villa, and West Ham’s intriguing ranking in Premier League injury table
The Magpies have been hit hard by unforeseen absences this season.
Injuries can be a manager’s worst nightmare - especially when they find themselves embroiled in a battle for survival.
You can spend all the money in the world assembling a top tier squad capable of maintaining its Premier League status, but it counts for little if your most prominent talents are left marooned on the treatment table.
Newcastle United have become fully aware of that fact this season.
The Toon Army are in a relatively strong position heading into the final weeks of the campaign, but have repeatedly seen their cause hampered by injury and absence this term.
But how do their woes stack up against their Premier League rivals?
Premier Injuries analyst Ben Dinnery has all of the answers.
By taking into consideration a number of factors for each top flight, including volume of injuries and total number of days missed, the expert has ranked all 20 sides based on how many knocks they have sustained per 1,000 minutes of gametime this season.
Check out the findings, ranked from 20th to first, below...