Sunderland AFCIn order to better understand footballing injuries, we have been busy analysing all the injuries suffered by Premier League footballers over the past five seasons. We have been looking at what the most common type of injuries to footballers are, when they are most likely to happen and how serious they are - in terms of how long they keep players out for. Injuries to footballers are perhaps the most talked-about and well-known in the UK - as they can drastically affect how well our favourite teams perform. We have been analysing all the injuries to Premier League footballers over the past five seasons – 2009/10 through to 2013/14. Below you can see our analysis of the injuries to Sunderland players.

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Sunderland injury record - key findings

Over the past five season (2009/10 - 2013/14) Sunderland players have suffered a total of 146 different injuries - which is not too bad when compared to some of the other clubs. On average, Sunderland players suffer from 29.2 injuries each season. In contrast, Spurs have suffered 226 injuries over the same time period and Arsenal have suffered 194. Below is a breakdown of the amount of injuries Sunderland players have sustained over each of the past five seasons: Sunderland injuries per season As we can see, the 2010/11 season was by far worst for Sunderland in terms of injuries.

Total lost playing time - 259.5 months

Despite having one of the lowest amounts of injuries, the collective lost playing time caused by Sunderland's injuries is actually quite high in relation to other teams over the past five seasons. Sunderland players lost a total of 259.5 months of potential playing time because of injury over the course of the past five seasons - an average of 51.9 months each season.

Sunderland player out for the longest

David Meyler Two major knee injuries for David Meyler kept the midfielder out for a total of 22 months - the most of any Sunderland player over the past five seasons. Running Meyler close in the injury lay-off stakes, Lee Cattermole and goalkeeper Craig Gordon each lost a full 20.5 months to injury.

Sunderland player with the most injuries

Lee Cattermole Combative midfielder Lee Cattermole leads the way with the most individual injuries. Over the past five seasons Cattermole suffered a total of 14 different injuries - an average of almost 3 each season. His most serious injury was a knee injury in November 2012 which kept him out for a total of 9 months.

Position with the most injuries

Sunderland's defenders picked up the most injuries over the past 5 seasons - collectively clocking up a total of 59 injuries. That's an average of 11.8 injuries every season for Sunderland's backline. Sunderland injuries per position

Most common type of injury

Knee injuries are the most common for Sunderland players to suffer from - with 31 separate knee injuries recorded over the past five seasons. Hamstring injuries are a very close second with 30, followed by ankle and calf injuries (both 20) and groin injuries (15). common injuries

Most common injury per position

Goalkeepers

Sunderland's goalkeepers suffered a lot of injuries over the past five seasons, compared with other Premier League teams - with a total of 12. Knee injuries were the most common for the goalies with 3, followed by shoulder injuries and wrist injuries (both 2).

Defenders

Hamstring and knee injuries were the most common to affect Sunderland's defenders, with 14 separate incidences of each over the past five seasons.

Midfielders

Hamstring injuries were also the most common injuries sustained by the Black Cats' midfielders, with a total of 10 occurring over the past five seasons.

Forwards

For Sunderland's attackers, groin injuries were the most common - with 6 separate groin injuries affecting the forwards over the past five seasons.

Most serious injury

In terms of the amount of lost playing time, knee injuries are by far the most serious for Sunderland players - with a total of 118 months of potential playing time lost. serious injury

Most common time of injury

Interestingly, April is the most dangerous month for Sunderland players in terms of suffering injuries. Month of injury

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