|Tyrone Mings on a stretcher after tearing his ACL against Newcastle on premier league opening day for the new season. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Manchester United can confirm that Mason Mount will miss the next two games against Nottingham Forest and Arsenal due to injury, the latest of the growing number of injuries in the Premier League.
Players are breaking down due to various kinds of injuries, and you wonder if anything is ever going to change in the number of games they play amidst packed schedules and needless tournaments that the ruling bodies subject them to.
Arsenal’s new signing Jurien Timber tore his ACL on his debut for the club against Nottingham Forest, and he has been earmarked to miss the entire season, an unfortunate development for a player that is supposed to impact how Arsenal plays.
Tyron Mings has been ruled out for several months; Chelsea’s quartet of Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Nathan Chalobah are all ruled out for the long term due to knee and hamstring-related problems; are these coincidences?
UEFA is introducing another lengthy season of Champions League football next season to get the players to play more games; FIFA is also introducing new World Cup formats at the next edition to accommodate more countries and ultimately make footballers play more games.
Knee problems are becoming too rampant among elite players, and the ruling bodies aren’t making life easier for them; the problem transcends across all leagues, and it’s not getting better anytime soon. Where do the players go from here?
Every single club has a player or more down to one injury or another; at what point do these ruling bodies take the players’ health into account? The beautiful game is getting ruined by money and the indiscretions of selfish handlers, and it’s worrying.
Kids are being made to play too much; top clubs have teenagers playing week in and week out, and you wonder why tissues and tendons break down. The international break is upon us again right after the coming weekend; unnecessary tournaments and qualifiers are coming up. Pray for the footballers.