Stoke City injury latest as defender head wound assessed


Danny Batth will be assessed ahead of this weekend’s clash with Wycombe after a head wound forced his half-time exit against Swansea.

Batth was caught by Andre Ayew’s arm as he challenged for a header at a corner late in the first half last night, receiving a cut just above his eye.

Stoke rejigged from 3-5-2 to 4-2-3-1 and manager Michael O’Neill admits it takes something mighty to force out his grizzled centre-half.

“For Danny to go off and for him not to be able to continue it has to be something quite serious,” said O’Neill.

“It’s a cut just above his eye so we’ll have to assess that. We have to be mindful about whether there is anything else with it being a head injury.

“We just have to see how he is.”


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Rabbi Matondo is hoping to be available as he returns to fitness.

James McClean remains on the sidelines after needing an injection in a niggling foot injury.

Sam Clucas is out too after undergoing a double hernia operation.

Morgan Fox continues to recover from a nasty hamstring injury.

Nathan Collins is out for the rest of the season with a foot problem and Tyrese Campbell faces a long road ahead as he gets back from a knee injury.

January signing Alfie Doughty is hoping to be ready to be available before the end of the season as he works with the medical team.





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