Possibly......I'm no expert (junior is somewhat and I've learned a lot from him and it's also led me to read around it a lot more - it's fascinating). All teams manage player 'loads' extremely carefully (and individually to set thresholds)- cumulative work over a period, including a detailed breakdown of what intensity that work has been undertaken at, physiological data is collected all the time etc etc but something clearly isn't working - the data across the whole PL looks a bit worrying. Also suspect the teams that are rotating less will suffer more as the season progresses. Maybe the 'perfect' pitches aren't helping either - too hard, more studs getting caught leading to knee/ankle trauma perhaps - bring back soft mudI too think this analysis is plausible.
But it does make me think, are we over training the players then? Is there a point going for a marginal gain in athleticism if it increases the risk of a year long injury by a significant percentage?
Again, I think sports science has questions to answer