5 Injuries That Have Significantly Affected the EPL Season

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5 Injuries That Have Significantly Affected the EPL Season
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Gareth Bale was carried off on a stretcher near the end of Spurs Europa League first leg against Basel.

It’s never good form for a manager to cite injuries as a reason why his squad are failing to achieve.

However, the fact remains that losing a key player at a key point in the season can completely alter a team’s fortunes, whether because that player is a key part of the puzzle or because there's a lack of depth behind him—or both.

Here are five players who have been sorely missed by their clubs this season—four of whom have no chance of playing this weekend, and another who faces a Friday fitness test.

No doubt their managers would prefer to have them available for selection, and each of the teams affected could well struggle to accomplish their goals over the run-in to the end of the season.

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