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Jack Butland | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 209

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Stoke City manager Mark Hughes gave a positive update over the injury status of goalkeeper Jack Butland.
The starting goalkeeper has missed the last 11 months after suffering a fractured ankle while on England duty last March. Since, Butland has suffered multiple setbacks that has seen him in and out of training but never back in the Potters' first team. But Hughes said Butland is closing in on a return in the next couple weeks after coming through his rehabilitation without a setback: "He could well be an option in mid-March. The feeling is he’ll be back very soon. He’ll be meeting his consultant in a week or two, that’s when he’ll hopefully be given the green light in terms of full integration. Once he gets that it will be a couple of weeks more maybe when he’ll be available for selection." Feb 28 - 4:55 PM
Source: The Mirror

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The return of Jack Butland has been delayed after the Stoke goalkeeper went under the knife for a second time in an attempt to cure his underlying ankle problem.

Butland has not played since fracturing his ankle in March 2016 following a succession of setbacks. Firstly, the 23-year-old was injured on the eve of the new Premier League season. Surgery was expected to sideline the goalkeeper for around two months, but a number of niggles and minor issues doubled his recovery period. Then, Mark Hughes revealed earlier this month that Butland was on the verge of a return. However, after being named in the starting XI for the U23s, Butland was withdrawn at the last moment after complaining of discomfort during the warm-up. Assistant manager Mark Bowen initially played down the problem, but the goalkeeper has provided his own update: "Happy to be home after spending a week away seeing another specialist," Butland told his followers on Instagram. "Although wanting to avoid surgery it was necessary to do so to get me back playing the game I love." No timeline at the moment on when he will return to action.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 05:17:00 AM

Stoke City fans can breath easier knowing that goalkeeper Jack Butland has not suffered another major injury setback.

The England international was pulled from last week's U23 match due to discomfort in the warmup, and reports suggested the keeper had sustained another injury to his ankle. But assistant coach Mark Bowen confirmed there is no major setback as Butland recovers from an ankle problem that has kept him out for the last eight months: "He has had his MRI scans and as far as I’m aware it’s one of those where it’s nowhere near as complicated or as bad as the last time it happened to him...It would have been a crushing blow for him if it had been a major setback but at this stage, it’s nowhere near as bad. He’s just aggravated it a bit and we hope to see him back in the next week to 10 days."
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 04:20:00 AM

Jack Butland has suffered yet another setback in training delaying his return until next month.

The England international broke his ankle in Germany seven months ago and has been working his way back to fitness ever since. After taking part in pre-season, his ankle flared up again in training and Butland went under the knife on the eve of the new campaign, surgery which was expected to side-line him for around two months. However, Stoke will have to wait until November before seeing the goalkeeper back in action: "It's a little bit of a setback, but he's been re-assured again and it's not one that will be a real issue," said Mark Hughes. "It just means that in terms of his recovery, he's lost a week or so. We want him back as soon as possible, but we're not going to take any risks with Jack." In-form Derby loanee Lee Grant will continue to deputise with veteran stopper Shay Given providing the back-up.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 11:05:00 AM

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.

Mark Hughes brought in Lee Grant from Derby County on deadline day to provide coverage over and above what he could get from the seemingly ageless Shay Given and it's a good thing. Butland will likely not be back until early November meaning that some combination of Grant and Given will likely have to hold the fort until then. Given will likely be the first choice in Butland's absence with Grant the deputy.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 01:27:00 PM

Despite the goalkeeper saying that he is "fine" Mark Hughes has decided to rest him for another week.

It is reasonable to presume that Shay Given will get a second consecutive start with Jack Butland still on the sidelines for one more week. With Manchester City the opposition, it probably isn't the time to take a risk on the Stoke City goalkeeper regardless of it being Butland, Given or anyone else.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Stoke received an unexpected boost today when assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed Jack Butland could be ready for a return to action this weekend.

The Potters feared the worst on Friday when Butland was sent for tests after complaining of pain in his ankle, the same one he fractured in March, ending his hopes of appearing at Euro 2016. But, scans showed the injury was not too serious and Butland tweeted he would be "back soon" before Mark Hughes added "it should settle down in the next two or three weeks." However, it now looks like the 23-year-old has a chance of facing Manchester City in the early kick off on Saturday after Butland was spotted at the training ground today: "He tells me that he is feeling fine, and depending on how the rest of the week goes there may even be a chance of him being ready for the game on Saturday - although I say that with caution," revealed Bowen.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 03:47:00 PM

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.

With Butland out of action for at least a week Mark Hughes will be forced to choose between veteran Shay Given and Jakob Haugaard. With Boro having invested heavily in their attack over the summer, the buzz from their return to the Premier League and the match being on Teesside betting heavily on whomever the Stoke City deputy is doesn't feel like a great choice if it can be avoided.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has completed a remarkable comeback from a fractured ankle to feature for the club in a friendly.

The England international played 45 minutes for the Potters in a preseason friendly against Burton Albion over the weekend after missing much of the last four months after suffering the ankle injury during an England friendly in March that caused him to miss the end of the Premier League season and the Euros this summer. Said Butland: "From a mental point of view as well, the last time I was on pitch I broke my ankle, so to get through that and feel what it’s like to be back on the pitch is really good...I concentrated on getting the swelling down and getting the movement back and over the summer. I came in two weeks early and there was always someone from the medical team on hand to help me through stuff."
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 08:36:00 PM

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.

Butland missed out on a place at Euro 2016 after breaking his ankle on international duty in March. Now, after three months, the 23-year-old has been told he can move onto the next phase of his rehabilitation with a view to re-joining his team-mates for pre-season. Butland posted an update via his personal Twitter account: "Had my final scan and have been given the all clear by the surgeon! Now I can push on and be fully fit for pre-season!" The news will provide a welcome boost to Stoke boss Mark Hughes whose season took a dramatic downturn following the loss of his No.1 goalkeeper. Back-up Jakob Haugaard conceded 9-times from his four starts, meanwhile, Shay Given ended up losing 4-nil in two of his three games after battling back from a knee injury.
Source: The Mirror
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 05:53:00 AM

Stoke City has been dealt a major blow after scans revealed goalkeeper Jack Butland has sustained a fractured ankle during the international break.

While the exact timeframe is not known, the injury is expected to keep Butland out for the remainder of the season while his place in the England team for this summer's EURO 2016 is also in peril with the keeper unlikely to be fit in time to make Roy Hodgson's squad, which will be announced May 11. Butland suffered the injury just before the end of the first half in a 3-2 friendly win against Germany on Saturday and needed to be taken off on a stretcher. Without Butland, the Potters will likely opt for Jakob Haugaard, who has backed up Butland in every game since Week 11.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 06:48:00 AM

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.

Butland appeared to injure his right ankle moments before Toni Kroos put Germany 1-0 up and the 23-year-old looked distraught as he was helped from the field. Butland has been outstanding for Stoke this season but could have played his last game of 2015/16 – and with it ended his chances of playing in France this summer - if further tests reveal he has damaged ankle ligaments. Stoke will be sweating on the fitness of Butland with Shay Given sidelined following his second knee operation of the season - the injury leaves summer signing Jakob Haugaard as the only fully fit first team goalkeeper.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 05:29:00 PM

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.

Butland made an excellent save on Olivier Giroud who had been put in by an incisive Joel Campbell pass. He later saved well on an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drive from the top of the box. The Potters were generally well organized in front of Butland and deserved their point against the league leaders.
Source: Espnfc.com
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 01:19:00 PM

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.

Make that seven clean sheets for Butland in his last nine league games, including such opponents as Manchester City, Chelsea and Southampton. Today, he racked up eight saves in the FPL game, though some match reports have him with as many as ten saves. The Stoke attack, which looked to have taken a positive step forward last week, reverted back to struggling again, with the absence of Xherdan Shaqiri perhaps a major reason why. Still, the Potters are grabbing points with stellar defending and it shouldn't be long before Butland overtakes Joe Hart for the England #1 shirt. He is a fantasy goldmine these days.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 12:03:00 PM

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.

The Potters have to be given credit for their decision to sell Asmir Begovic and role with the young Butland as their new #1 this season. While Begovic is playing for the most disappointing title defenders in PL history, Butland has blossomed into a magnificent shot-stopper and he had three today that not may other PL keepers could have equaled. Jon Walters had the only significant chance for Stoke's attack and was denied, so it was the heroics of Butland alone that deserves credit for coming away with a point. One has to think he is on course to be the #1 for England in World Cup 2018.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 12:57:00 PM