The claims that Newcastle United suffered this season due to injuries has been backed up by the fact that out of all the Premier League teams, it was the Toon that had players out the longest.
In a report done by Physioroom, it was revealed that Newcastle lost their players due to injury for 1745 days, compared to second in the list Wigan who lost players for just 1281 days in comparison.
Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Tim Krul and Cheick Tiote were all key figures for Newcastle that spent portions of their season on the sidelines.
The injuries caused Newcastle to finish in 16th position last season, compared to a remarkable fifth placed finish in 2012.
The Europa League campaign may have caused some injuries with players having to take part in extra games and the average time spent on the treatment table per injury at St James' Park was 30 days.
Propping up the injury table, and suffering the least time out was Stoke City who had to deal with injuries for 496 days.
Premier League winners Manchester United has their fair share of injuries, with players out for a total of 1088 days.
The full table showing how many days each team lost players due to injury can be seen below.
Newcastle – 1745
Wigan Athletic – 1281
Aston Villa – 1225
Queens Park Rangers – 1150
Manchester United – 1088
Fulham – 1077
Arsenal – 955
Manchester City – 954
Tottenham Hotspur – 953
West Ham United – 925
West Bromwich Albion – 905
Reading – 882
Sunderland – 865
Liverpool – 860
Norwich City – 845
Everton – 714
Southampton – 707
Swansea City – 705
Chelsea – 565
Stoke City – 496
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