- Premier League clubs paid £217m to injured players in the 2017/18 season
- Arsenal had the highest number of injured players and paid £19.3m
- Manchester City who won the League title paid £13.9 to 24 of their players
Manchester United have emerged as the top Premier League club that paid the highest sum of money to injured players at the 2017/18 EPL season which was won by Manchester City.
A total sum of £217m in wages was paid to all the injured players with the highest payment coming from Manchester United who paid £23.3m.
37 Manchester United players got injured last season as they ended the term without lifting any trophy.
Arsenal had the highest number of injury players last season as 54 of their playing personnel got injured and paid 19.3m
Chelsea who won the FA Cup title last season paid 16m to 38 of their players who were injured.
Premier League table of injuries 2017/18
Club Cost (£m*) Number of injuries
Manchester United 23.3 37
Arsenal 19.3 54
Liverpool 16.2 44
Chelsea 16 38
Everton 15.9 35
Crystal Palace 15.8 35
West Ham 14.8 50
Manchester City 13.9 24
Watford 11 37
Tottenham 10.5 33
West Brom 8 34
Swansea 7.3 27
Burnley 7 26
Stoke 6.5 30
Leicester 6 30
Bournemouth 5.7 35
Southampton 5.1 25
Newcastle 4.5 24
Huddersfield 4 30
Brighton 3 15
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny suffered a career threatening injury against Spanish side Atletico Madrid which ruled the Frenchman out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Koscielny collapsed in agony in Europa League semi-final to end his World Cup dreams and he now faces at least six months on the sidelines.
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