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The Sentinel Mar 3, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross weeks away from comeback

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross weeks away from comeback

RYAN Shawcross' comeback is a matter of weeks, not months, away after recent back trouble.That's the verdict of boss Mark Hughes after Shawcross returned to the training ground after a week's rest away from the club.Shawcross has missed Stoke's last four games after suffering from an inflame disc in his back which had left the threat of surgery hanging over him.But this afternoon Hughes reported: "Ryan has come back and is very positive."He feels an improvement and that was the intention when we...
The Sentinel Feb 28, 2015
Stoke City: No timescale on my return, says Ryan Shawcross

Stoke City: No timescale on my return, says Ryan Shawcross

FRUSTRATED Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross admits it is difficult to predict when he will return from injury. The 27-year-old defender has used his match day programme notes to give an update to supporters on his progress from a back problem. He has missed the last four games, having played every previous minute of the season, and is out of today's home clash against Hull City (3pm). At the moment there is no real timescale on my absence from first team action through injury, he...
The Sentinel Feb 26, 2015
Stoke City blog: Ryan Shawcross is too vital to rush back

Stoke City blog: Ryan Shawcross is too vital to rush back

Journalism student and Stoke fan Joe Haynes takes a look at how the Potters are coping without injured captain Ryan Shawcross. THE fact that Stoke haven't kept a clean sheet since Ryan Shawcross' injury is hardly a coincidence. I'm sure most would agree that when you look at certain goals the Potters have conceded in the last four games, you think they may have been avoided if he was playing. One typical example is at Blackburn, it was like facing against the Stoke of old watching them play so...
The Sentinel Feb 24, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross being rested to avoid back surgery

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross being rested to avoid back surgery

STOKE City skipper Ryan Shawcross is under orders to rest this week in a bid to avoid back surgery.Shawcross is being handled carefully to give him every chance of overcoming his inflamed disc by natural means.The club hope that will avert the need for an operation – and an even longer lay-off – by correcting the problem once and for all.Shawcross has sat out Stoke's last four fixtures and his leadership has clearly been missed at times.But at least Marc Wilson and Phillip Wollscheid...
The Sentinel Feb 20, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross could be back in training next week

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross could be back in training next week

RYAN Shawcross won't be back until next weekend's visit of Hull City - at the absolute earliest.Stoke's skipper misses his fourth successive fixture this afternoon as he continues undergoing treatment for an inflamed disc in his back.The mere mention of the word back triggers all kinds of concerns because it covers such a multitude of sins.But boss Mark Hughes remains pretty positive about Shawcross returning to the ranks... before too long at least."The latest on Ryan is we sent him to see his...
The Sentinel Feb 17, 2015
Stoke City: Marc Muniesa and Ryan Shawcross set-backs as injury...

Stoke City: Marc Muniesa and Ryan Shawcross set-backs as injury...

STOKE have been dealt another big injury blow with news Marc Muniesa could miss up to six weeks with a significant hamstring tear, while Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of this weekend's trip to Aston Villa. Muniesa pulled up as Blackburn Rovers broke to score the third goal in their 4-1 FA Cup win last Saturday – and it is a sign of Stoke's injury woes that they are grateful the damage is not even worse. Shawcross has had another injection in a back injury which has kept him out of the...
The Sentinel Feb 6, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross injury update

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross injury update

SKIPPER Ryan Shawcross is out of Stoke City's next three games with a back injury.Boss Mark Hughes dropped the bombshell this lunchtime after revealing he not only misses Sunday's trip to Newcastle, but also next Wednesday's visit of champions Manchester City and next weekend's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Blackburn.And there could be further problems on Sunday because Jon Walters has yet to train since last weekend's hat-trick.Shawcross limped out of the QPR game in the first half last Saturday...
The Sentinel Feb 6, 2015
Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross sidelined for a fortnight

Stoke City: Ryan Shawcross sidelined for a fortnight

SKIPPER Ryan Shawcross is out of Stoke City's next three games with a back injury.Boss Mark Hughes dropped the bombshell this lunchtime after revealing he not only misses Sunday's trip to Newcastle, but also next Wednesday's visit of champions Manchester City and next weekend's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Blackburn.And there could be further problems on Sunday because Jon Walters has yet to train since last weekend's hat-trick.Shawcross limped out of the QPR game in the first half last...

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