Steve Sidwell has suffered a knee ligament injury that will force him out of action for approximately six weeks.
Mark Hughes, the man who brought Steve Sidwell to Fulham, has signed him on a free transfer to bolster Stoke's central midfield.
Yohan Cabaye was so good that Newcastle may need to sign two players to replace him with Steve Sidwell and Clement Grenier the names linked to the Magpies.
Steve Sidwell was eventually substituted in Fulham's draw with Hull City yesterday because of a knock he picked up earlier in the game.
Steve Sidwell added to his team leading goal total by scoring his seventh of the season today, but it was not enough to get a positive result as Fulham lost to Tottenham 3-1.
Steve Sidwell scored his first goal of the season to give Fulham the advantage, but the Cottagers were denied 3 points in the closing seconds as West Brom drew level for a 1-1 final.
Steve Sidwell, potentially under pressure given some of Fulham's summer acquisitions, scored from a Bryan Ruiz corner in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Betis.