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Manchester United lost the most days to injury last term, while champions Manchester City recorded the least number of Premier League injuries, according to a study undertaken by www.physioroom.com.

Manchester United lost the most days to injury last term, while champions Manchester City recorded the least number of Premier League injuries, according to a study undertaken by www.physioroom.com.

A 'significant' injury was defined as one where a player was unavailable for competitive matches for at least 14 days as a result of that specific injury.

The data found that United had 39 significant injuries last term and lost 1681 days to those problems, with skipper Nemanja Vidic, Darren Fletcher and Michael Owen being major contributors to this figure.

In contrast to United, Champions City lost only 186 days to injury - making the club's players the least injured in the top flight with just seven significant problems.

Champions League winners Chelsea got off lightly with only 13 injuries and just 356 days lost.

Significant injuries and total days lost to injury:

Manchester United - 39 (significant injuries) & 1681 (days lost)

Tottenham Hotspur - 36 & 1450

Arsenal - 28 & 1343

Newcastle - 27 & 1258

Fulham - 33 & 1245

Queens Park Rangers – 19 & 1105

Bolton - 15 & 1054

Norwich - 14 & 968

Sunderland - 22 & 956

West Bromwich Albion - 24 & 868

Aston Villa - 21 & 806

Blackburn Rovers -20 & 801

Liverpool - 15 & 794

Swansea - 12 & 759

Everton - 21 & 716

Wolverhampton Wanderers - 18 & 690

Stoke City - 14 & 557

Wigan Athletic - 11 & 474

Chelsea - 13 & 356

Manchester City - 7 & 186

 
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