Aston Villa FCHere at Cute Injury we've tasked ourselves with the job of collating all the injuries sustained to Premier League football players over the past five seasons. The aim is to identify the pattern of injuries suffered by footballers: when they happen, what type of injuries are most popular, how long the injury lasts for etc... Here we take a look at the injuries suffered by Aston Villa FC players over the past five seasons - 2009/10 to 2013/14. Note: Out of respect to Stiliyan Petrov and as acknowledgement of the fact his fight against leukemia wasn't a 'football-related' injury, the below data doesn't take the time he spent out of the team into account. To see our analyses of other Premier League clubs, use the links below: Arsenal injury analysis Chelsea injury analysis Liverpool injury analysis Manchester United injury analysis Manchester City injury analysis Tottenham Hotspur injury analysis Everton injury analysis

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Aston Villa injury record - key findings

In total over the past five seasons Aston Villa players have suffered a total of 181 different injuries. On average that works out as just over 36 different injuries every season - nearly one for every Premier League game. Here is a breakdown of the total number of injuries suffered by Villa players in each of the last five seasons: Villa injuries per season As the above graph demonstrates, Villa had a particularly bad season in terms of injuries in 2011/12. That particular season is notable for being the only full season where Alex McLeish was in charge - so could the increase in injuries be down to the management teams training methods? The lower numbers of injuries in 2012/13 and 2013/14 were while Paul Lambert was the manager.

Total lost playing time - 274.5 months

Aston Villa players have been out injured for a combined total of 274.5 months over the past five seasons. That all adds up to just under 23 years of lost potential playing time due to injuries , which is about the same amount of time Andreas Weimann has been alive! Andreas  Weimann Andreas Weimann, age: 23

Villa player out for the longest

Aston Villa have had a lot of long-term injury casualties over the past five seasons. Ciaran Clark, Fabien Delph, Craig Gardner, Chris Herd and Richard Dunne have all spent more than 12 months out injured in that time frame. Richard Dunne takes the dubious honour of being the Villa player with the most time spent injured on the sidelines though, clocking up a total of 17.5 months out injured in the past five seasons. This was mostly due to being out for a full year with a groin injury sustained during international duty in August 2012. Richard Dunne Richard Dunne

Aston Villa player with the most injuries

Gabby Agbonlahor VillaDespite his most serious injury only keeping him out for three months, Gabriel Agbonlahor is the Villa player that has racked up the most injuries over the past five seasons. Agbonlahor has suffered a total of 13 injuries in that time period - only four of which kept the striker out for longer than a couple of weeks. He has suffered numerous 'niggles' to his calf, groin, hamstring, thigh and ankle over the past five seasons. Below you can see all the different types of injury suffered by Agbonlahor, and the total amount of months out each type of injury has led to: gabriel agbonlahor injuries

Position with the most injuries

Aston Villa's defenders are the players that are mostly likely to suffer injuries - judging by the data from the past five seasons. Defenders suffered a total of 73 separate injuries - more than 40% of all the injuries sustained to the Aston Villa playing squad. Midfielders were not too far behind, racking up a total of 63 different injuries. Forwards suffered 43 injuries and there were just 2 recorded injuries to Villa's first team goalkeepers: Aston Villa injury per position

Most common type of injury

Aston Villa players are most likely to suffer ankle injuries, with a total of 39 different ankle injuries recorded over the past five seasons - that's almost 8 per season. Knee injuries are the second most common with 29, followed by hamstring injuries (24), calf injuries (19) and Achilles injuries (16). Villa common injuries

Most common injury per position

Goalkeepers

Only 2 different hamstring injuries to Shay Given were recorded over the past five seasons.

Defenders

Ankle and knee injuries are most common for Villa's defenders, with 13 of each type of injury recorded between 2009/10 and 2013/14. Calf injuries come a close second, with defenders suffering 12 separate calf injuries in the past five seasons.

Midfielders

Ankle injuries also top the list of injuries that affect Villa's midfielders. 12 different ankle injuries to midfielders were recorded over the past five seasons. There were 11 separate knee injuries to midfielders, and 9 Achilles injuries.

Forwards

For Villa's attacking players, hamstring injuries are the most common - with 9 different hamstring injuries recorded. Ankle and knee injuries both come in second with 5 each.

Most serious injury

Knee injuries accounted for the most lost potential playing time within the Aston Villa playing squad - with a total of 67.5 months spent by players nursing a knee injury rather than playing. Ankle injuries accounted for 55 months out, with Achilles (28), groin (21.5), hamstring (20), foot (19.5) and calf (15) behind. Aston Villa most serious injuries

Most common time of injury

November is certainly the 'danger month' for Aston Villa players, with 28 different injuries sustained in that month over the past five seasons. March is second with 20 injuries, which could suggest the tired Villa players become more susceptible to injury as the season draws to a close. Villa time of injury

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If you would like to see our data and do your own analysis on Aston Villa's injury record over the past five seasons then use the sharing options below to download the data…

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