Football Manager 2015: 10 Injury prone players you should avoid signing

Once you kick start your managerial venture in the latest Football Manager 2015 game, it’s hard to avoid signing best players and watch their impact on your team. When scouting these players it’s important to make sure that these players are not injury prone. They might be out of the squad for days, months, maybe a full season, depending on the nature of their injury. You may have bought the player for a club record fee, but it all goes in vain if he is injury-prone. There are players who get sidelined soon, either in training or in just few minutes after the match starts. It’s better to analyze their natural fitness, strength attributes before signing them. To avoid these problems for your side, we have listed here ten players who are injury prone and whom you should not try to buy for big bucks, once you start the game. It is to be noted that in every FM game there is a hidden attribute 'Injury Proneness' which tells us how often some player might get injured in the game. This attribute ranges from 0-20, less often the player gets injured, the less likely his Injury Proneness attribute is to increase. Lower Injury Proneness means that injuries are suffered less frequently.

#1 Jack Wilshere

The 22-year-old England International is the youngest ever league debutant for Arsenal at the age of 16 years and has made 96 appearances for the Gunners. He has represented England at all the youth levels.

He is a future star for England and will be a key player for the future. But, Wilshere is very injury-prone and has missed some crucial matches for Arsenal mostly in every season. Last season, Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture on his left foot and was sidelined for six weeks, missing key matches against Chelsea and Manchester City.

This season, he was ruled out for three months after the home defeat against Manchester United, following surgery on his left ankle after injuring the ligaments. You should think twice before signing him for your team.

#2 Abou Diaby

The French International is the second player from Arsenal to feature in this list. Diaby is described as a player who is "languid, elusive, and athletic" that can either "dribble past opponents or slip passes to team-mates".

The 28-year-old suffered a severe ankle fracture five months after joining Arsenal, and has since struggled with numerous injuries. On May 2014, Diaby returned from injury as a substitute in Arsenal's final match of last season.

According to some newspapers, Diaby has again suffered a hamstring injury, which will keep him out of the pitch for the next three months. A really good player whose career is just full of injuries with less trophies.

#3 Younes Kaboul

Another French player on the list is Younes Kaboul who plays as a centre-back for Tottenham Hotspur. He is the permanent team captain for the Spurs. He was sidelined for numerous injuries and he played just one match for Spurs in the entire 2012-13 season.

In the last three seasons, he has made only 21 appearances for the London outfit, and was sidelined with injuries and poor form.

#4 Nilmar

The Internacional player was well known for his three years with Villareal from 2009-2012 seasons. He scored 26 goals in 85 matches for the Yellow Submarine during his three seasons.

The Brazilian-born player last played for the national team at 2011 World cup. He is praised for his skill, speed, and mazy dribbles. He suffered a torn knee ligament back in 2007 and was sidelined for almost seven months. He slowly made recovery from that, but is still injury-prone.

#5 Isaac Cuenca

The former Barcelona prodigy joined Deportivo on a one-year deal after Cuenca and Barcelona reached an agreement to rescind his contract.

In the last couple of seasons, he suffered a damaged kneecap and a damaged knee cartilage, both leading to him being sidelined for 15 months. This was a huge gap in his career, as he was trying to make a run for the first team after he managed to make 30 appearences for the Catalan side in 2011-12 season.

#6 Giuseppe Rossi

The 27-year-old Italian forward currently plays for Serie A side Fiorentina. The former Villareal player scored 54 goals in 136 appearances for the Yellow Submarine.

He suffered some serious injuries in his career and is currently sidelined for 4-5 months with medial meniscus of right knee. Rossi reinjured his anterior cruciate ligament of right knee in 2012 and was almost sidelined for 10 months.

#7 Ibrahim Afellay

The Dutch professional footballer currently plays for Greek club Olympiacos on loan from FC Barcelona. He plays as an attacking midfielder and as a winger. Afellay has low attributes for natural fitness and is injury prone.

On an average basis, he was sidelined for almost 5 months for his injuries. Last season he suffered from Torn ankle ligaments and a torn calf muscle and was sidelined for 10 months in total.

#8 Daniel Agger

The injury-prone Danish footballer currently plays for his childhood club Brondby IF. Daniel Agger is described as "a fine reader of the game, comfortable on the ball and blessed with a ferocious shot."

One of the bad decisions by Rodgers is to sell Agger from Liverpool. He made nearly 170 appearences for the Merseyside and scored 9 goals. Agger has an attribute of β€˜7’ for Natural fitness in the game.

He has suffered numerous injuries in the past three seasons. In 2007-08 season, he played only 5 matches as he was sidelined with a broken foot for almost 10 months.

#9 Sone Aluko

Sone Aluko joined with Hull City in 2012 season from Rangers club. The injury-prone Nigerian International was sidelined for 8 months in the past two seasons. In his first season, he helped Hull City gain promotion to Premeir League and has been consistent performer for the team.

He has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 levels and chose to play with Nigeria instead for England.

#10 Stevan Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic is well known for his dribbling, technical ability, and creativity. His Natural Fitness attribute in the game is β€˜8’ and is susceptible to injuries. During pre-season training for Fiorentina in 2010–11 season, he suffered an injury to his cruciate ligament in his right knee which eventually saw him out for the whole season.

When not injured and on field, he is one among the top players for the side and a consistent performer. He has already scored 4 goals this season for Manchester City, whereas last season, he scored only 6 goals.

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