Data shows which England players are most at risk of injury

Pre-tournament injury concerns are often a big talking point when it comes to England and World Cups or European Championships.

David Beckham broke his ankle two months before the 2002 World Cup, returning to play a vital role in the tournament.

Then, four years later, Wayne Rooney fractured his metatarsal in April. He made it back for the end of the group stages of the World Cup, but didn’t score in the tournament as England went out in the quarter-finals.

This time around, England are sweating over the fitness of Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson, with their first Euro 2020 group game taking place on Sunday.

Serious injury and medical negligence solicitors Boyes Turner have reviewed the injury records of every player in the upcoming tournament, and determined which players are most at risk of injury.

Which England players could be most at risk of injury?

According to the research, left-back Luke Shaw is the most at risk of injury amongst the England squad.

Boyes Turner calculated that he has missed 34% of his career to date because of injury. Tyrone Mings has missed 33% of his career to date.

The research also says that captain Harry Kane has had 16 historical injuries, and has missed 15% of his career.

Which squads are most at risk of injuries?

Switzerland top the list when it comes to the likelihood of being affected by illness or injury, with their squad having a 13% chance of missing games.

Behind them in second place are Belgium (11%), with Germany and Turkey in third and fourth respectively recording the same percentage.

England, meanwhile, have a 9% chance of being affected by injury or illness throughout the tournament. That figure excluded Trent Alexander-Arnold, who withdrew from the squad last weekend.

At the other end of the scale, Hungary (5%) are the squad least likely to be affected by injury. However, their goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has the highest chance of injury (51%) of any player in the tournament.

In second place is Denmark defender Nicolai Boilesen, who has an injury risk of 44%.

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