The cost of injuries increased 21% in the 2017/18 season with £217m paid out to Injured footballers.

The cost of player injuries for Premier League football clubs increased over 21% with teams paying out more than £217m in wages to injured players in the 2017/18 season, according to JLT Specialty.
In its third annual Sport Injury Index the broker reported that although costs increased, the total amount of injuries dropped by 10% compared to 2016/17 falling from 735 to 663.
Duncan Fraser, head of sport at JLT Specialty, said: “It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, the World Cup has on injury rates in the upcoming season.
JLT calculated that Premier League clubs paid out an average of £10.7m to injured players with an average injury costing a club £323,000 in wages.
The research detailed that Arsenal suffered the most injuries (54), followed by West Ham and Liverpool.
However, Manchester United paid the most for injuries (£23.3m) followed by Arsenal and Liverpool.
Premier League winners Manchester City, who cantered to the title with a record 100 points, suffered only 24 injuries, the joint-second lowest amount.
The team also spent almost £10m less on injured players than rivals Manchester United, and had only 776 total days out for players, compared to runaway leaders Watford (2,208 days).