Date: 15th October 2015 at 12:40am
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Joe Gomez (Liverpool)

24 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Liverpool - Joe Gomez of Liverpool in action with Francis Coquelin of Arsenal - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

A more recent sufferer of a serious injury, Gomez has been bitterly unlucky to be ruled out for the remainder of the season after he impressed fans and pundits. The 18-year-old was given his chance in defence, and his performances earned himself a call up to the England U-21s. Unfortunately, it was on international duty, in a 3-0 win over Kazakhstan, where Gomez suffered his anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Expected return date: May 2016

Aleksander Kolarov (Manchester City)

With Sergio Aguero and David Silva two big names already in the treatment room for a shorter term for Manchester City, the injury to Kolarov is just another bitter blow to the Blues. Limping off on international duty in Serbia’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal, the 29-year-old is now likely to miss a large proportion of the season. Gael Clichy is a more than capable replacement at full-back, but after Kolarov’s impressive early season form, City fans will be hoping his return is sooner rather than later.

Expected return date: February 2016

Luke Shaw (Manchester United)

30th August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Swansea v Manchester United - Luke Shaw of Manchester United - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

The young Englishman started the season in fine fashion, with many believing he was kicking on after a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford. However, a strong challenge from PSV’s Hector Moreno in the Champions League caused Shaw to break his leg, leaving United with a gaping hole at left-back. He’ll be hoping to come back stronger than before, and with any luck, before Euro 2016.

Expected return date: April 2016

Florin Gardos (Southampton)

The Romanian has been out for some time with a serious knee injury, which forced Ronald Koeman to spend £11m on Virgil Van Dijk from Celtic. Thankfully for Southampton, the 26-year-old’s injury came during the transfer window, and so they had time to replace him. But it’s a bitter blow for Gardos, who would’ve been looking to replace the outgoing Toby Alderweireld, who moved to Tottenham during the summer.

Expected return date: February 2016


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