Stoke City have suffered a significant blow with the news that goalkeeper Jack Butland will require additional surgery on his ankle that will likely keep him out approximately two additional months.
Despite the goalkeeper saying that he is "fine" Mark Hughes has decided to rest him for another week.
Stoke received an unexpected boost today when assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed Jack Butland could be ready for a return to action this weekend.
Jack Butland picked up an ankle injury in training late in the week and will miss the Potters' Week 1 visit to newly promoted Middlesbrough.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has completed a remarkable comeback from a fractured ankle to feature for the club in a friendly.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been given the green light to step up his recovery from a fractured ankle after test results came back all-clear.
Stoke City has been dealt a major blow after scans revealed goalkeeper Jack Butland has sustained a fractured ankle during the international break.
Jack Butland’s hopes of playing in this summer’s European Championships hang in the balance after the Stoke goalkeeper was stretchered off in Berlin.
Jack Butland had less to do than his opposite number but came up big when called on in Stoke City's nil-nil draw with Arsenal.
Jack Butland was heroic yet again for Stoke City, stopping a flurry of shots from West Ham United as the two sides played to a 0-0 final.
Jack Butland put on a goalkeeping clinic today, making several quality saves to help Stoke City earn a road point against Newcastle United in a 0-0 final.
Stoke City may have lost 2-0 and been dominated in the process but they don't have Jack Butland to blame as he made a string of fine saves to keep Mark Hughes' side close.
Jack Butland got a third consecutive start and made it two clean sheets in a row and in his three matches overall as Stoke City picked up a nil-nil draw at Turf Moor.
Asmir Begovic is back in contention after two weeks out injured and Mark Hughes has been vague about his intentions in goal for Week 37.