Stoke City manager Mark Hughes said he is thinking about risking Phil Bardsley due to the club's shortage on the backline.
Glen Johnson is expected to line-up at right-back this weekend following the news that Phil Bardsley will miss out through injury.
Phil Bardsley may be absent for the Potters as they host Swansea City after the passing of his grandfather.
With Glen Johnson already out injured, Stoke City have a significant doubt over his replacement after Phil Bardsley picked up a hamstring injury against Sunderland last weekend.
With Glen Johnson still not ready for action, Phil Bardsley will get his third consecutive start to begin the season.
Phil Bardsley will miss a number of weeks after suffering a recurrence of the injury which he picked up against Aston Villa last weekend.
Stoke City are sweating on the availability of a number of injured players after the Potters flew to sunnier climes ahead of a free weekend.
Phil Bardsley scored his first goal for the Potters sealing their 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday and earning them a spot in the semi-finals.
Online video boxing champions Phil Bardsley again led Stoke City in fantasy production in a week where they didn't produce much in their 1-0 loss to old manager Tony Pulis.
Phil Bardsley rode an assist and a clean sheet to his second strong fantasy performance on the trot.
Stoke City right back Phil Bardsley has been listed as doubtful for the Week 9 clash with Southampton with a back complaint.
Stoke have confirmed the signing of defender Phil Bardsley from Sunderland on a three-year deal.
Phil Bardsley is available for selection after completing his two match ban for receiving 10 yellow cards this season.
Sunderland suffered their fifth straight loss and all but solidified their fate as a relegated club in a 0-1 loss to Everton.