Fletcher, Davies, Fox – The latest Stoke City injury updates ahead of Leicester clash in FA Cup


The treatment room must have a revolving door at Stoke City this season.

No sooner have players emerged fit and well than their teammates have been heading in the opposite direction.

There have been surges of injuries in particular positions, from goalkeeper to centre-forward via left-back, centre-half and central midfield.

Here is the latest news before the FA Cup third round clash with Leicester at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday.

Adam Davies

Davies has been out since suffering a medial knee ligament injury in a defeat at Swansea in October, just as he was on the verge of becoming Wales number one.

He is hoping to return to training in the next week or two.

Coach David Rouse has been keeping him busy as well as working on his rehabiliation, explaining: “I’ll work with him off the field as much as I work with the keepers on the field. I got him to do some work with us in previous games looking at the opposition, looking at the quality of forwards and different things so he’s feeling part of the squad even though he’s out of the team.

“I’m sure that when Davo is back fully fit, having that link with the team as well as that work in the gym will keep him engaged.”

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Angus Gunn

Deadline day signing Gunn had only just stepped up to deputise Davies when he was hit with an injury himself, sustaining ankle ligament damage in training.

O’Neill has said this week that the 24-year-old, on a season-long loan from Southampton, is still a few weeks away from fitness.

Morgan Fox

Fox, aged 27, had chipped in with three assists in eight appearances before he limped out of the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Spurs in the first half, just before Christmas.

The left-back had sustained a nasty hamstring injury that could keep him out for most of January and Stoke are looking to bring in competition and cover.

Lee Gregory

The 32-year-old striker took a heavy whack against Sheffield Wednesday in late November and suffered substantial damage in both groins.

He is still several weeks away from being available.

Steven Fletcher

Stoke had sharply felt his absence when he careered into an advertising board and suffered a knee injury, which then got infected, against Norwich in November.

He was being nursed back to full fitness – and his influence was impressive in the opening stages against Bournemouth last weekend – when he landed awkwardly and suffered groin damage.

The 33-year-old was sent for assessment and an update is expected this week, although O’Neill was braced to be missing the striker for a period of time.

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Tyrese Campbell

Talisman had played all but 13 minutes of seven games in a row when he went down with a knee injury against Cardiff on December 8.

At that time, Stoke were third in the as it stands table, but the sight of him limping down the tunnel gave the visitors a spark to come from behind and win 2-1.

Not expected back for the rest of the season.





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