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Ryan Shawcross | Defensemen | #17

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 168

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It was a warm day in front of the home crowd but a bitter end as Stoke City are officially relegated after losing to Crystal Palace, 1-2.
Even with a win today, chances of survival were slim for the Potters, but you would not know it given the positive atmosphere at the opening whistle. Stoke came out strong, laying their bodies out for challenges and fending off the advances of Palace. Hope grew just before halftime, when Xherdan Shaqiri drew a foul in an area perfect for his left foot and he scored from the free kick, with a deflection off the Palace wall helping the cause. Twenty minutes into the second frame, Stoke were hanging on to the lead and eventually the Eagles would equalize after on a swift counter. Needing three points, Stoke had to put themselves at risk to find a winner and instead it exposed them, allowing Palace to score off a mistake by Ryan Shawcross, the face of the franchise during their stay in the PL. May 5 - 10:09 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Ryan Shawcross is back in the Stoke City squad for the trip to Southampton for Week 29 in the Premier League.

Injuries, especially in defense, have been a season-long story for Stoke City so Paul Lambert will be happy to be getting his captain back after a couple of weeks out with an ankle injury. Shawcross, whether due to differing systems or the impact of crossing the 30-year-old threshold, seems to have slipped over the past season or two. Whether injuries are the cause or the result of the situation isn't clear but having Shawcross at whatever his current best is will be a boost for Lambert as he looks to pull the Potters out of the relegation zone.
Mar 2 - 12:15 PM

Ryan Shawcross leads a list of recently injured Stoke City players who have returned to training ahead of the visit of Huddersfield Town in Week 24.

Shawcross is joined by injury-returnees Glen Johnson, Erik Pieters, and Geoff Cameron as Paul Lambert must figure out who among his defensive options is best suited to stem the tide of goals the Potters have allowed this season. Given the process of returning to full match fitness and uncertainty of how the new manager has evaluated his new charges attempting to divine a starting line-up for Saturday is a challenge if not entirely impossible. What is reasonable is that Huddersfield Town at least represent an opponent who could, plausibly, be had. It is unfortunate that fantasy managers don't have more insight into who might start outside of obvious candidates like Shaqiri, Allen, and Fletcher.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 19 - 11:50 AM

Defensive problems are beginning to mount for the Potters after Ryan Shawcross limped off at West Brom on Boxing Day.

The Stoke skipper was replaced after half-an-hour due to a calf problem, and manager Mark Hughes fears the injury will rule him out for the remainder of the festive programme. "We think it’s a strain," he explained. "It might be that he’s got a kick on it and got a spasm, but that’s the best-case scenario if we are being honest. The reality, he’s done some damage and will be unavailable." His injury coincides with the loss of Kurt Zouma for the trip to Stamford Bridge who is unable to line-up against his parent club due to the terms of the loan agreement. With Bruno Martin Indi sidelined until mid-January, US international Geoff Cameron is likely to provide cover while Hughes is hopeful that Eric Pieters can recover from a hip injury in time to face Chelsea. "We might be able to get [him] back, but that would be touch and go."
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Stoke City's defense went from bad to worse as Tottenham would batter them in a 5-1 final.

Truly, a miserable performance from the Potters today. They were showing a bit of life in the first 20 minutes, at least compared to Spurs, but in the 21st minute, they were unlucky as a cross into Stoke's box deflected off Kurt Zouma and then Shawcross for an own goal. They weren't getting too many chances on the attack but managed to keep the score 1-0 at the break. The wheels came off a few minutes into the second half though, giving up goals in back-to-back minutes and another twelve minutes later. The final goal conceded, the entire defense simply turned off. Shawcross managed to head home a consolation goal from a Darren Fletcher corner, but his lack of celebration summed up Stoke's day.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of Stoke City's Week 4 match against Manchester United with a lower back injury.

While Shawcross has been definitively ruled out for Week 4, there hasn't been much information forthcoming about how long he might be out beyond that. Mark Hughes was vague but hopeful in saying "We aren't quite sure how long he is going to be out for, but we hope that it settles down quickly." Look for Kevin Wimmer to deputize for Shawcross and partner Bruno Martins Indi against the red hot Red Devils attack. It is worth noting that Shawcross, despite being just short of 30-years-old seems to be increasingly injury-prone.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:48:00 PM

Mark Hughes is hoping the back injury, which forced Ryan Shawcross off against Monaco on Saturday, is not serious.

The Stoke skipper, who has been plagued by ongoing problems in recent seasons, pulled up just before half-time in Martigny. "Ryan felt a twinge in his back when he turned and it's probably a bit of a consequence of the hard work this week and a coach journey as well," said manager Mark Hughes. "It's always right to err on the side of safety." Stoke were already without wantaway winger Marko Arnautovic and Phil Bardsley who were injured during the Potters first pre-season match and Hughes was able to provide an update following the 4-2 defeat: "Bardo is having a little bit of an issue with his back that he had on occasions last year. We're just trying to nip that in the bud." Meanwhile, Arnautovic, who has been the subject of a £20 million bid from West Ham "has an issue with the inside ligament of his knee [although] he should be fine next week."
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Stoke's visit to Bournemouth ended in a 2-2 stalemate on Saturday.

Stoke had the best chances of a the first half, but Cook got in the way of a Shaqiri shot and Boruc parried Muniesa's shot. Bournemouth were lucky to have 11 men on the pitch when half-time came, as Harry Arter could have seen red for a to footed lunge on Joe Allen. However, they weren't so lucky on the scoreline, as Lys Mousset celebrated his first start of the season with an OG, scoring Stoke's first away goal in 629 PL minutes. Arnautovic missed a good chance early in the second half before a Josh King dummy created space for Junior Stanislas to draw things level. Stoke reimposed their lead soon after, with Diouf ending a long goal drought of almost a year. Josh King's 81st minute shot deflected off Shawcross into his own net to pull the Cherries back level. Results elsewhere meant that the 2-2 draw is enough to confirm both sides' PL status for at least another season.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, May 6, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross could return from his calf injury in time to feature against Southampton at the Britannia on Wednesday.

Shawcross seems more likely to be a sure thing for a weekend return but with Stoke City playing better over the past six weeks the Potters captain could be a solid play in mid-week if he does return to the line-up. Southampton haven't been scoring as much as you might expect and, the Arsenal match aside, the Potters have been solid at the back. Certainly not your first choice in salary cap leagues but a reasonable option that might be available on waivers in draft/auction leagues as he's coming back from injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Stoke City will have to keep on without defender Ryan Shawcross for another game due to a lingering calf injury.

The Potters captain has missed the club's last two Premier League matches after suffering an injury in training as manager Mark Hughes is cautious to bring him back too soon given his injury history. "Ryan hasn’t managed to join in with the group yet so it is unlikely he will be involved. It’s frustrating but we want to make sure he is right - he is progressing and is doing the right work with the right people, so hopefully it won’t be long until he is back available." Without Geoff Cameron, Shawcross' absence puts the club in a tough spot at center-back, but Marc Muniesa is expected to continue in his role.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 06:18:00 PM

Stoke City could be without its captain for Saturday's match against Burnley this weekend due to a calf injury.

Ryan Shawcross missed the club's shutout win against Watford last weekend due to the injury, which manager Mark Hughes says has not fully healed: "It’s a niggling injury right in the middle of the calf and you have to be careful with those because they can be a little big problematic if you come back too soon. We will be careful with him, he’s out with the physios, he could be back training with us tomorrow but if not then we’ll take our time and see if we can get him back next week." If Shawcross in unavailable, Hughes is expected to go with Marc Muniesa in the center of defense as he did in last week's 1-0 victory.
Source: Stoke City
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 07:07:00 AM

It's one in and one out at the Potteries with Philipp Wollscheid departing and Bruno Martins Indi arriving from Porto.

Dutch international Martins Indi has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League and it has finally come to fruition with the announcement of a transfer to Stoke City. This definitely represents an upgrade for the Potters who have looked off the pace early in the season. Hopefully, Martins Indi can defend a set piece without tackling opposing players in the penalty area. That alone would be an improvement for Mark Hughes.
Source: @StokeCity
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 12:02:00 PM

Stoke City found themselves down by two goals, then looked to stage a possible comeback but were eventually flattened by Manchester City in a l-4 loss.

Ryan Shawcross found himself in the middle of two crucial moments in this match. First, he was rightly called for a foul in the Manchester City area that allowed the Sky Blues to open the scoring. Then he, himself, drew a penalty early in the second half when he was fouled in the opponent's box by Raheem Sterling. It seemed a soft foul to award a penalty but Bojan converted it to get the Potters back in the match. City had to much firepower for them though and banged two goals in during the closing stages to run away with the match. Stoke will look to rebound with a trip to Goodison Park next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Ryan Shawcross is back from his most recent injury issue after missing Stoke City's past three matches. He should slot immediately back into the starting central defense for the trip to Anfield.

Stoke City are slowly returning to fitness at the back with 3/4ths of the starting defense available this weekend with Shawcross joining Philipp Wollscheid and Erik Pieters in the starting line-up. Phil Bardsley will continue to deputize for Glen Johnson. Geoff Cameron will also be available for the Potters but likely in a reserve role in the center of defense or holding midfield.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Stoke City is hoping that Ryan Shawcross has worked past his back issues that have plagued him throughout the season in time for this weekend.

The Stoke captain has missed the last two matches with another back issue. Shawcross returned in Week 30 after missing the prior six games before aggravating the injury. Assistant manager Mark Bowen said the club hopes he has finally jettisoned the issue with the weekend looming: "We're delighted with that and from Ryan's point of view, going into the weekend, we're now on Wednesday and we'll see how he turns up on Friday after a day's rest tomorrow...But hopefully by the time we get to the weekend he will have had a good solid week's training so the idea is he will be in the frame."
Thu, Apr 7, 2016 03:01:00 PM