Everton FC injury data: 2009/10 – 2016/17

As with all Premier League clubs, injuries are an ongoing concern for Everton – who certainly have their fair share of long-term injuries to key players.

Everton FCAlthough there are quite a few ‘injury trackers’ online, there are no good resources that show the actual impact that injuries to certain players have on a season. Many injuries that are recorded are brief and don’t result in a player missing any games – which can skew the data and not give a reliable account of how a clubs injuries have affected their season.

Therefore we’ve have tracked all the injuries to Everton players over the past eight seasons which actually forced the player to miss games.

Now we’re looking for your input to help get an idea on how much these injuries may have harmed our chances during that season, or if they had no impact at all.

Have your say over on Facebook and we’ll add them to the below injury analysis…

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Season 2016/17 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 21

Total lost playing time: 43.5 months

Most common injury: Knee injury (7)

Most serious injury: Knee (25 months)

Most injured position: Midfield (9)

Most injured player: James McCarthy (4)

Most lost playing time: Muhamed Besic (8 months)

Most common month of injury: March (4)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2016/17 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
BesicMidfielderKneeJuly9
ConnollyDefenderKneeAugust0.5
PenningtonDefenderHamstringAugust5
ColemanDefenderAnkleAugust1
McCarthyMidfielderGroinSeptember1
GibsonMidfielderKneeSeptember5
LukakuForwardToeSeptember0.5
BainesDefenderHamstringOctober0.5
BrowningDefenderKneeOctober1
McCarthyMidfielderHamstringOctober1
KoneForwardKneeNovember0.5
BolasieForwardKneeDecember6
McCarthyMidfielderHamstringDecember0.5
StekelenburgGoalkeeperLegDecember0.5
Calvert-LewinForwardAnkleJanuary2
McCarthyMidfielderHamstringMarch2
SchneiderlinMidfielderCalfMarch0.5
Funes MoriDefenderKneeMarch3
ColemanDefenderLegMarch3
LennonMidfielderLegApril0.5
SchneiderlinMidfielderThighMay0.5

 

Season 2015/16 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 32

Total lost playing time: 47.5 months

Most common injury: Hamstring (10)

Most serious injury: Knee (19 months)

Most injured position: Midfield (16)

Most injured player: Tom Cleverley (4)

Most lost playing time: Tyias Browning (9 months)

Most common month of injury: January (7)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2015/16 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
BesicMidfielderKneeJune2
GibsonMidfielderAnkleJune2
McGeadyMidfielderHamstringJuly1
PienaarMidfielderHamstringJuly6
DeulofeuForwardHamstringAugust0.5
GibsonMidfielderThighAugust1
BainesDefenderAnkleAugust3
GallowayDefenderKneeAugust1
CleverleyMidfielderAnkleSeptember2
OviedoDefenderKneeSeptember0.5
ColemanDefenderHamstringSeptember0.5
BesicMidfielderHamstringSeptember1
StonesDefenderKneeSeptember0.5
JagielkaDefenderKneeOctober3
OviedoDefenderHamstringNovember2
BrowningDefenderKneeNovember9
McCarthyMidfielderGroinDecember0.5
CleverleyMidfielderCalfJanuary0.5
ColemanDefenderCalfJanuary1
NaismithMidfielderAnkleJanuary0.5
McCarthyMidfielderHipJanuary1
StonesDefenderHamstringJanuary0.5
BesicMidfielderHamstringJanuary1
HowardGoalkeeperKneeJanuary0.5
CleverleyMidfielderIllnessMarch0.5
OviedoDefenderIllnessMarch0.5
LukakuForwardGroinApril0.5
JagielkaDefenderHamstringApril1
CleverleyMidfielderKneeApril0.5
ColemanMidfielderHamstringApril1
BarryMidfielderGroinApril1
DeulofeuForwardKneeMay2

 

Season 2014/15 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 32

Total lost playing time: 59.5 months

Most common injury: Hamstring and Knee (both 6)

Most serious injury: Knee (25 months)

Most injured position: Midfield (17)

Most injured player: Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar (both 3)

Most lost playing time: Tony Hibbert (15 months)

Most common month of injury: December (8)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2014/15 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
BarkleyMidfielderKneeAugust2
PienaarMidfielderGroinAugust3
Eto’oForwardGroinAugust0.5
ColemanDefenderHeadSeptember0.5
MirallasForwardHamstringOctober2
McCarthyMidfielderThighOctober0.5
StonesDefenderAnkleOctober3
AlcarazDefenderShoulderNovember1
BarryMidfielderAnkleNovember0.5
GibsonMidfielderKneeNovember2
McCarthyMidfielderHamstringNovember3
NaismithMidfielderHamstringDecember0.5
AtsuMidfielderHamstringDecember1
OsmanMidfielderFootDecember0.5
HibbertDefenderKneeDecember15
MirallasForwardAnkleDecember0.5
HowardGoalkeeperCalfDecember2
PienaarMidfielderKneeDecember4
OsmanMidfielderFootDecember3
DistinDefenderGroinJanuary0.5
McGeadyMidfielderKneeFebruary1
BainesDefenderKneeFebruary1
OviedoDefenderHamstringFebruary2
AtsuMidfielderIllnessFebruary0.5
LukakuForwardHamstringMarch0.5
McGeadyMidfielderBackApril0.5
GibsonMidfielderFootApril2
OsmanMidfielderGroinApril0.5
OviedoDefenderFootMay3
PienaarMidfielderLegMay1
BainesDefenderAnkleMay2
AlcarazDefenderCalfMay0.5

 

Season 2013/14 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 26

Total lost playing time: 62.5 months

Most common injury: Hamstring (10)

Most serious injury: Knee (25.5 months)

Most injured position: Defender (13)

Most injured player: Antolin Alcaraz (3)

Most lost playing time: Darron Gibson (11 months)

Most common month of injury: January (6)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2013/14 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
AlcarazDefenderHamstringJuly3
GueyeMidfielderLegAugust1
GibsonMidfielderKneeAugust1
KoneForwardKneeSeptember0.5
PienaarMidfielderHamstringSeptember1
OsmanMidfielderGroinSeptember0.5
AlcarazDefenderGroinOctober1
MirallasMidfielderAnkleOctober0.5
GibsonMidfielderKneeOctober10
HeitingaDefenderGroinOctober0.5
KoneForwardKneeNovember12
AlcarazDefenderHamstringNovember0.5
BainesDefenderToeNovember2
HibbertDefenderCalfNovember2
DeulofeuForwardHamstringDecember2
JagielkaDefenderHamstringJanuary1
DistinDefenderHamstringJanuary1
BarkleyMidfielderToeJanuary1
TraoreDefenderHamstringJanuary4
LukakuForwardAnkleJanuary2
OviedoDefenderBroken legJanuary10
ColemanDefenderHamstringFebruary0.5
PienaarMidfielderKneeMarch2
JagielkaDefenderHamstringApril0.5
DistinDefenderHamstringApril1
MirallasMidfielderGroinApril2

 

Season 2012/13 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 24

Total lost playing time: 37

Most common injury: Knee (5)

Most serious injury: Knee and Calf (both 10.5 months)

Most injured position: Defender (10)

Most injured player: Darron Gibson, Phil Neville and Kevin Mirallas (all 3)

Most lost playing time: Tony Hibbert (10 months)

Most common month of injury: November (6)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2012/13 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
DistinDefenderBackJune2
JelavicForwardGroinJuly1
NevilleDefenderHamstringAugust0.5
GibsonMidfielderThighSeptember2
JelavicForwardKneeSeptember1
HibbertDefenderCalfSeptember1
NaismithMidfielderCalfSeptember0.5
FellainiMidfielderKneeOctober0.5
MirallasForwardAnkleNovember0.5
AnichebeForwardHamstringNovember2
HibbertDefenderCalfNovember9
MirallasForwardHamstringNovember2
NevilleDefenderKneeNovember2
ColemanDefenderLegNovember0.5
GibsonMidfielderThighJanuary1
BainesDefenderAnkleJanuary0.5
ColemanDefenderThighJanuary0.5
AnichebeForwardAnkleFebruary0.5
JagielkaDefenderAnkleMarch1
HowardGoalkeeperBackMarch1
MirallasForwardGroinApril0.5
GibsonMidfielderThighApril0.5
NevilleDefenderKneeApril4
OsmanMidfielderKneeMay3

 

Season 2011/12 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 37

Total lost playing time: 39 months

Most common injury: Knee (10)

Most serious injury: Hamstring (10 months)

Most injured position: Defender (15)

Most injured player: Victor Anichebe, Seamus Coleman, Leon Osman, Jack Rodwell (all 3)

Most lost playing time: Jack Rodwell (7 months)

Most common month of injury: December (7)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2011/12 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
ColemanDefenderAnkleJune4
BeckfordForwardKneeAugust0.5
AnichebeForwardGroinSeptember3
BainesDefenderHamstringSeptember0.5
HeitingaDefenderCalfSeptember0.5
SahaForwardKneeSeptember0.5
CahillForwardAnkleOctober0.5
OsmanMidfielderThighOctober0.5
HeitingaDefenderKneeOctober0.5
McFaddenMidfielderKneeOctober0.5
NevilleDefenderHamstringOctober1
CahillForwardGroinOctober0.5
JagielkaDefenderToeNovember0.5
DistinDefenderGroinNovember0.5
DrentheMidfielderFootDecember0.5
RodwellMidfielderHamstringDecember1
McFaddenMidfielderKneeDecember1
OsmanMidfielderHamstringDecember0.5
SahaForwardThighDecember0.5
ColemanDefenderThighDecember1
FellainiMidfielderAbductorDecember0.5
HibbertDefenderGroinJanuary1
JagielkaDefenderKneeJanuary2
BarkleyMidfielderKneeJanuary1
OsmanMidfielderKneeJanuary2
DistinDefenderKneeJanuary1
RodwellDefenderHamstringFebruary1
JelavicForwardGroinFebruary1
GibsonMidfielderKneeMarch0.5
AnichebeForwardGroinMarch0.5
ColemanDefenderThighMarch1
RodwellMidfielderHamstringMarch5
BainesDefenderHamstringApril1
AnichebeForwardGroinMay0.5
GibsonMidfielderHamstringMay0.5
NevilleDefenderHamstringMay0.5

 

Season 2010/11 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 31

Total lost playing time: 47.5 months

Most common injury: Ankle (8)

Most serious injury: Ankle (16 months)

Most injured position: Midfield (12)

Most injured player: Louis Saha (4)

Most lost playing time: Ross Barkley (10 months)

Most common month of injury: October (6)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2010/11 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
CahillForwardKneeJune2
AnichebeForwardKneeJune4
NevilleDefenderFootAugust0.5
YakubuForwardIllAugust0.5
YoboDefenderThighAugust0.5
SahaForwardKneeSeptember1
RodwellMidfielderAnkleSeptember2
HibbertDefenderGroinSeptember0.5
OsmanMidfielderRibSeptember0.5
FellainiMidfielderHamstringOctober1
PienaarMidfielderGroinOctober1
AnichebeForwardKneeOctober1
OsmanMidfielderAnkleOctober2
BarkleyMidfielderBroken legOctober10
ArtetaMidfielderHamstringOctober0.5
HeitingaDefenderKneeNovember0.5
HibbertDefenderAnkleDecember0.5
SahaForwardLegDecember0.5
VaughanForwardAnkleDecember0.5
JagielkaDefenderHamstringDecember1
SahaForwardHamstringFebruary1
RodwellMidfielderGroinFebruary1
CahillForwardFootFebruary1
FellainiMidfielderAnkleFebruary6
AnichebeForwardShinFebruary0.5
ArtetaMidfielderHamstringMarch2
SahaForwardAnkleApril4
BaxterMidfielderHamstringApril0.5
ColemanDefenderAnkleApril0.5
RodwellMidfielderAnkleApril0.5
HeitingaDefenderHamstringApril0.5

 

Season 2009/10 injury analysis

Total number of injuries: 46

Total lost playing time: 73.5 months

Most common injury: Knee (10)

Most serious injury: Knee (39.5 months)

Most injured position: Midfield (20)

Most injured player: Jack Rodwell (5)

Most lost playing time: Dan Gosling (11 months)

Most common month of injury: October (7)

Full list of injuries that led to missed playing time – 2009/10 season:

PlayerPositionInjuryDateAbsence (m)
PienaarMidfielderFootJune2
RodwellMidfielderKneeJuly1
YakubuForwardAchillesJuly2
ArtetaMidfielderKneeAugust6
AnichebeForwardKneeAugust6
JagielkaDefenderKneeAugust7
BilyaletdinovMidfielderGroinSeptember0.5
NevilleDefenderKneeSeptember4
PienaarMidfielderFootSeptember0.5
YoboDefenderKneeSeptember0.5
RodwellMidfielderVirusSeptember0.5
PienaarMidfielderKneeOctober2
BilyaletdinovMidfielderThighOctober0.5
VaughanForwardKneeOctober3
BainesDefenderCalfOctober0.5
SahaForwardCalfOctober0.5
YoboDefenderHeadOctober0.5
OsmanMidfielderAnkleOctober2
HibbertDefenderVirusNovember0.5
HowardGoalkeeperAnkleNovember0.5
RodwellMidfielderGroinNovember0.5
DistinDefenderHamstringDecember1
GoslingMidfielderHamstringDecember2
OsmanMidfielderFootDecember0.5
YoboDefenderHamstringDecember0.5
RodwellMidfielderHamstringDecember2
HibbertDefenderGroinJanuary0.5
SahaForwardHamstringJanuary0.5
HibbertDefenderHerniaJanuary1
ArtetaMidfielderGroinJanuary0.5
YoboDefenderHamstringFebruary0.5
AnichebeForwardBackFebruary0.5
HibbertDefenderGroinFebruary1
CahillForwardCalfFebruary1
FellainiMidfielderAnkleFebruary6
SenderosDefenderBackFebruary1
SahaForwardHamstringMarch0.5
JagielkaDefenderThighMarch0.5
VaughanForwardThighMarch0.5
OsmanMidfielderGroinMarch0.5
SenderosDefenderThighMarch0.5
ArtetaMidfielderGroinApril0.5
GoslingMidfielderKneeApril9
HeitingaDefenderAnkleApril1
RodwellMidfielderHamstringApril0.5
NevilleMidfielderKneeMay1