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Injuries cost Hammers £22.8m last season

According to new research from the insurance broker and risk adviser, Marsh, the 20 English Premier League clubs had a total of 764 football injuries during the 2018-19 season – the most in the last eight years.

The Football Injury Index 2019, which is produced by Marsh JLT Specialty, says that the cost of injuries to Premier League clubs reached a record £221 million in 2018-19, a 3% rise on the 2017-18 season.

Manchester City incurred the highest injury costs in 2018-19, spending £26.3 million on injured players, but the clubs most affected by injuries throughout the season were West Ham (2,003 total days out), Arsenal (1,771 days out) and Spurs (1,652 days out); these three clubs also topped the list for average unavailability of players each match day.

The Hammers are listed as having a total of 45 injuries last season costing them a whooping £22.8m which them fourth in the Injury cost table behind Man City £26.3m, Manchester United £25.2m and Arsenal £24.2m.


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Injuries cost Hammers £22.8m last season

  1. If you watch the Youngest Boss Program, Sully says that unlike the mens team, the womans team do not get insurance money from the league if a player is injured. So that means we got some money for all those injuries. So does that mitigate the figures mentioned in this article.

    • I am not sure that is true, I have been told we tend not to insure against normal injuries as the premiums are too high, Only career-ending injuries.

      In the case of Lanzini the cost was paid by FIFA

  2. Good article Sean. You don’t tend to think of the monetary loss when a player is injured, only the loss of the player himself.
    This is one table I will be happy to see us at the bottom of this season!

  3. Most our spend must have been Andy Carroll!!!!

  4. Good article Sean, did you see Man City allegedly bribed foreign players and bought Jadon Sancho’s parents a house and got fined only £315k when Chelsea got a season transfer ban ? One rule for one and another for the others ?

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