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Craig Dawson | Defensemen | #25

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 187

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Craig Dawson went down with knee and thigh injuries against Southampton and it appears that the prognosis is that he will miss approximately two months.
Tony Pulis is never one to be caught without a lot of options at the back so while the loss of Dawson isn't ideal, it is hardly something that Albion can't find an answer for. Jonny Evans will likely anchor the center of the defense while Tony Pulis will choose between Gareth McAuley and Allan Nyom as deputies to come in for Dawson with Ahmed Hegazi and Kieran Gibbs playing in the wide positions. Nyom and McAuley both entered as subs against Southampton last weekend so a clear front runner isn't obvious. Oct 27 - 4:25 PM

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West Brom provided a mixed injury update ahead of this weekend’s game against the Premier League table-toppers Manchester City.

The Baggies should welcome back Hal Robson-Kanu and Oliver Burke who both suffered muscular problems during the international break while Gareth Barry is also expected to return after recovering from a minor back issue which forced him off at Southampton. However, Tony Pulis could be without midfielder James Morrison, who is struggling to make the game as he continues his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury, and defender Jonny Evans, who suffered a groin injury during the first-half at St Mary’s. Fortunately, a scan was able to confirm that Craig Dawson did not suffer damage to his anterior cruciate ligament on Saturday although he will remain in the treatment room while undergoing further tests to "establish a precise diagnosis."
Oct 24 - 5:00 PM

Craig Dawson has agreed to a new three-year contract that will see him stay at the Hawthorns through 2020.

With uncertainty elsewhere in the defense between Gareth McAuley getting up in years and Jonny Evans being linked with Manchester City, Tony Pulis has moved to create some solidity by extending center back Craig Dawson. The new contract will take Dawson through his Age 30 season and, assuming he makes it through the entire contract at Albion, will make it an even decade for him at the club that he joined in 2010.
Source: @WBA
Aug 23 - 12:45 PM

West Bromwich Albion got back on track after a couple of lackluster displays with a big 3-1 win over Arsenal, a Craig Dawson brace making the difference.

With the win today, Albion have matched last season's points total and they have done it with an improved attack while still maintaining a composed defense. Craig Dawson was the hero of the day, scoring the first goal of the day and the last goal of the day in similar fashion. He headed home a Nacer Chadli corner in the first half to open the scoring, then headed a James McClean corner to put the game away in the second half. Sandwiched in between, Hal Robson-Kanu scored on a ball left loose in the box, making an immediate impact after replacing an ineffective Salomon Rondon.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 18 - 10:39 AM

Craig Dawson has been given medical clearance to play after coming off with a head injury in West Brom's 2-1 win over Bournemouth in Week 26.

Never one to back away from contact, Craig Dawson came out of his clash of heads with Tyronne Mings unable to continue last weekend. The injury was not so serious, however, that the West Brom center back will be forced to miss any additional time. Expect Dawson and Gareth McAuley to resume their partnership in the center of the Albion defense. Whether Jonny Evans joins them again will likely depend whether Matt Phillips passes a late fitness test.
Mar 3 - 1:47 PM

Tony Pulis expects Craig Dawson to be okay for the visit of Crystal Palace this weekend despite the centre-back being knocked out cold on Saturday.

Dawson was poleaxed following a sickening clash of heads with Tyrone Mings, but the Baggies boss was able to provide a positive update after his sides 2-1 win over Bournemouth and laughed off any suggestion that the 26-year-old had suffered a serious injury: "He’s got absolutely slaughtered in the dressing room after the game," Pulis said. "He’s got a little bump on the side of his head so he’s got hammered by the players." Those sentiments were echoed by teammate Chris Brunt who added "what goes around comes around" implying Dawson has dished out his fair share of injuries in the past. "If there’s a chance to go and put his head on something he will always do it and sometimes you come off a bit worse for wear."
Feb 28 - 4:37 AM

West Brom defender Craig Dawson will miss the club's match against Swansea City on Wednesday due to card accumulation.

The right-back received his fifth yellow card of the season in the Baggies' narrow loss to Chelsea on Sunday, which means he will serve a one-match ban during the midweek fixture. Dawson has been one of manager Tony Pulis' leading figures, playing the full 90 minutes in every match this season while starting the last 60 Premier League matches for the side. Pulis is expected to go with either Brendan Galloway or Chris Brunt in defense with Allan Nyom going to right-back. "We’ve got Nyom who can change, we could bring Brunty back in, play Jonny Evans there, play Brendan. So we’ve options there which we’re lucky to have. We’ll miss Dawson because he’s done exceptionally well for us."
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Craig Dawson would have missed out last weekend if Arsenal and West Brom had played their scheduled Premier League match last weekend.

The cancellation of the Arsenal match gave Dawson a chance to rest his injured foot but his status is still up in the air for Saturday's visit from relegation-threatened Norwich City. The Baggies defender is joined by Jonny Evans as questionable for the match meaning that Tony Pulis could have an almost full-strength defense or a rather make-shift one depending on the early Saturday news.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Craig Dawson will get a chance to rest an ongoing foot problem if Arsenal beat Hull City in Tuesday nights’ fifth round FA Cup replay at the KC Stadium.

Dawson has been managing niggling foot complaint since the Newcastle game earlier this year and the Baggies defender will be looking forward to some additional recovery time with the prospect of a free weekend hinging on tomorrows’ game. West Brom are due to travel to the Emirates on Saturday but if the Gunners progress to the quarter-final stages of the cup then there game week thirty fixture will be re-arranged. The rest would give Tony Pulis’ men some much-needed time to recover before the visit of Norwich. That should see the likes of Jonny Evans return to the match day 18 while Callum McManaman and James Morrison would also be close.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Gareth McAuley is definitely out for Week 26 with a hamstring injury and Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson and Chris Brunt are all doubtful as well.

That's pretty much Tony Pulis' entire starting defense that's unlikely to feature this weekend against high scoring Everton at Goodison Park. If you're looking for a team that's likely to have goals then the Toffees are probably as good a bet as you can find with West Brom struggling even when healthy and now injured on top of that. This one could get ugly so probably not the week to feature Ben Foster or anyone from the Albion defense.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:44:00 AM

Craig Dawson failed to track his man and was forced to commit a penalty that contributed to a 3-0 West Brom loss.

The loss was hardly down to Dawson alone as West Brom were simply outclassed by the Saints. In addition to conceding three, Tony Pulis' side failed to put so much as a single shot on target. Not good times at the Hawthorns.
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 12:39:00 PM

Tony Pulis will be happy with a point at Anfield if not with the circumstances surrounding it.

Pulis usually prides himself on rugged defense. On this day his defense conceded two including one late in second half stoppage time that turned a win into a draw. The defense can take solace in the fact that they scored both goals with first Craig Dawson and then Jonas Olsson scoring for the Baggies.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Craig Dawson was once again at the center of an early play that gave Manchester City a lead on the way to an easy victory.

Late last season it was Dawson's foul that saw Gareth McAuley mistakenly sent off that spurred Manchester City on to a blowout win. This time around it was Dawson and David Silva conspiring to allow a Yaya Toure shot from outside the box to trickle in in the early going. City got better goals from Toure again and Vincent Kompany on their way to a routine victory at the Hawthorns. If you could short sell a player then Craig Dawson against City is one you'd short when this fixture comes around at the Etihad in the second half of the season.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Craig Dawson limped off against Crystal Palace last weekend but has been declared fit for the Week 34 visit of Liverpool.

What to make of West Brom after three disastrous outings in a row followed by a surprise win/clean sheet at Selhurst Park? What to make of Liverpool after they have capitulated against good teams but generally dispatched the also-rans of the Premier League in the second half of the season? Craig Dawson should start at the heart of the West Brom defense but gauging his value this weekend will be tough. Managers in salary cap formats should avoid the West Brom defense and those in unique ownership formats should at least be wary of them and limit exposure to the risk presented by such uncertainty.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Craig Dawson missed out on clean sheet points in some formats after coming out injured in West Brom's Week 33 win after 71 minutes.

Craig Dawson just barely qualified for clean sheet points in some formats and just missed out in others after completing 70 minutes but not 75 of West Brom's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. The Baggies' defender was down injured for almost two minutes before heading to the sidelines and being replaced by Andre Wisdom. Dawson's knee injury is currently being assessed. Check back in later in the week for more news on where it stands.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 10:41:00 PM