spursInjuries to professional footballers can have a huge impact on the players' career, as well as the team's fortunes in general. With the amount of money involved in football, not to mention all of the hopes and dreams of fans - it's safe to say there is a lot invested in the well-being of players and their ability to perform at the highest level. That's why we have decided to look closely at all the injuries that are suffered by Premier League players. We have analysed all the injuries recorded over the past five seasons (2009/10 - 2013/14) to identify the patterns and to better understand the effects injuries can have. All of the injuries we have used in our data are those that actually caused an absence from playing, rather than all of the little niggles that players may suffer in-between games. Below we take a close look at the injuries suffered by Tottenham Hotspur over the past five seasons. See our other analyses here: Arsenal injury analysis Chelsea injury analysis Liverpool injury analysis Manchester United injury analysis Manchester City injury analysis

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Tottenham Hotspur injury record - key findings

In total over the last five seasons, Spurs players have suffered a total of 226 injuries. That means on average, Spurs players suffer just over 45 injuries per season - well over more than one for every Premier League game (38). Below is a breakdown of the total number of injuries to the Tottenham Hotspur playing squad for each season: spurs injuries The number of injuries to Spurs players each season appears to be quite consistent - other than the 2012/13 season where they suffered close to half as many injuries as the previous two seasons. The 2012-2013 season is notable for being Andre Villas Boas' only full season as Tottenham manager, so could his training methods be a possible factor in the decrease in injuries?

Total lost playing time - 338.5 months

All of the injuries to Spurs players over the past five seasons add up to an astonishing total of 338.5 months of lost playing time - which is just over 28 years! To put it another way, over the past five seasons Spurs players have been out injured for the same amount of time as star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been alive. hugo lloris Hugo Lloris, aged: 28

Spurs player out for the longest

Despite retiring back in the summer of 2012, club legend Ledley King is still the player to have been out injured the longest over the past five seasons. The central defender was out for a total of 24.5 months over that time period - a little over two years. Ledley King Younes Kaboul pushes his fellow central defender close though, racking up a total of 20.5 months out injured in the last five seasons.

Spurs player with the most injuries

Unsurprisingly, Ledley King also has the unfortunate distinction of being the Spurs player with the most individual injuries over the past five seasons - racking up a total of 16 different injuries. Again Younes Kaboul isn't far behind him with a total of 14 different injuries that led to lost playing time.

Position with the most injuries

With both Ledley King and Younes Kaboul racking up the injuries, it's no surprise that Tottenham's defenders suffered the most injuries - clocking up 89 different injuries between them in the past five seasons. Midfielders are not far behind though, with 84 different injuries. injuries by position

Most common type of injury

Tottenham Hotspur players are most prone to hamstring injuries (42 in the past five seasons) and ankle injuries (40). Those two types of injury account for over 36% of all injuries suffered by Spurs players. types of injury

Most common injury per position

Goalkeepers

There were only 9 separate injuries to Spurs' goalkeepers over the past five seasons, so there's not enough data to draw any firm conclusions from. The goalies suffered a range of different injuries, with groin and knee injuries being the most common (2).

Defenders

Knee injuries are the most common for Tottenham's defenders - with a total of 20 being recorded over the past five seasons.

Midfielders

The midfielders are most prone to ankle injuries, collectively suffering 18 separate ankle injuries over the past five seasons.

Forwards

Over the past five seasons Spurs forwards were most prone to hamstring injuries - racking up a total of 15 between them.

Most serious injury

The injury that accounted for the most lost playing time for the entire Tottenham squad over the past five seasons was ankle injuries, which were responsible for a total of 74.5 months of lost playing time - or 6.2 years. most serious injury

Most common time of injury

What month of the year are Tottenham Hotspur players most likely to suffer an injury? Judging by our data, they are most prone to getting injured in March: Month of injury This could be due to Tottenham's constant involvement in the draining Europa League resulting in them playing a lot of games every season, which leads to more injuries towards the end of the season to the playing squad.

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