Michael O’Neill provides worrying injury update on Stoke City star


When Stoke City striker Tyrese Campbell limped off injured just before the hour against Cardiff City on Tuesday night it will have sparked concern in the Potters’ camp.

The 20-year-old is enjoying some fine form at the Championship club with six league goals in his last 12 games as he continues to attract interest from Premier League clubs.

Manager Michael O’Neill said at the time: “He came off with his knee and it’s too early to say.

“We will see how he is but it was a blow to lose him.”

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Asked today what’s the nature and extent of the knee injury, if it’s a serious one or something he will shake off in the next few days, the Potters’ boss told the Sentinel: “He’s been to see a specialist today and we are just waiting for further information on that.

“I don’t really want to comment any further at the moment because we don’t have all the information on that just at this minute in time.”

O’Neill has ruled him out of Saturday’s match at Pride Park when City take on third from bottom Derby County.

As for the rest of Stoke’s injury news, the manager said: “Harry Souttar is available tomorrow. It was a Covid situation but he will come back into contention. He has trained the last two days.

“Steven Fletcher is available, Jordan Thompson is available.

“There has been concern about Jacob Brown because his shoulder was causing him some concern in the game on Tuesday but he’s OK and trained today.

“But it’s still too soon for John Obi Mikel.”

He added: “Lee Gregory will be a few weeks yet with his trauma injury so he’s not in our immediate thoughts at the minute.”





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