JLT reveals the cost of injuries for the Premier League

Do you follow the EPL? From Arsenal to West Ham, find out how much injuries cost your team

JLT reveals the cost of injuries for the Premier League

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

A study by insurance broker JLT Specialty has revealed that Premier League clubs paid injured players a total of £177 million during the 2016/17 season.

A report by The Telegraph said Manchester City incurred the biggest cost among the Premier League clubs – at £18.3 million for 30 injuries. Champions Chelsea had 21 injuries, costing the team £6.63 million in salaries.

Manchester United’s cost was at £17.8 million; Arsenal, £16.26 million; West Ham United, £13.7 million. Incurring the smallest amounts were Burnley at £1.91 million and West Bromwich Albion at £1.83 million.

There were a total of 713 injuries in the 2016/17 season, with knee injuries accounting for £50 million of the costs. Compared to the preceding season, clubs paid £20 million more.

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