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Ryan Shawcross | Defensemen | #17

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 168

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Week 26 will come too soon for Ryan Shawcross in his recovery from a significant back injury but he should be available for Week 27 in two weeks time.
Shawcross is close to a return but he won't quite be ready in time to feature for Mark Hughes as the Potters travel to Bournemouth for Week 26. The Potters have been slumping badly at both ends of the pitch having given up nine goals and scored none in their past three Premier League matches corresponding with Shawcross' absence. The Cherries should be favored in this one with Benik Afobe and Junior Stanislas both tipped for significant production. Feb 12 - 11:33 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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Mark Hughes confirmed during Mondays’ Capital One Cup semi-final briefing that Ryan Shawcross will miss up-to four weeks after he was forced off against Leicester due to injury.

There were initial concerns that Shawcross may have suffered a recurrence of the back problem which required surgery at the beginning of the season. Fortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case. "He has some soft muscle damage and will be out for the next three or four weeks," Mark Hughes said. "We are pleased that it isn’t anything more severe of course because when he went down at the weekend you automatically fear the worse." Marc Wilson is expected to step into the breach tonight although Hughes should have other options available when the Potters return to Premier League duty next week. Geoff Cameron - who provided cover earlier in the campaign - could recover from an ankle injury in time for this weekend.
Jan 26 - 7:49 AM

Ryan Shawcross came off early in Stoke City's 3-0 loss at the King Power stadium.

The Potters' captain went off after 30 minutes and was replaced by Marc Wilson and things went downhill from there for the Potters. With Marko Arnautovic out injured and Bojan benched/rotated the match didn't start out well. After kickoff it got worse as Shawcross went down injured and his replacement, Marc Wilson, was guilty of deflecting Danny Drinkwater's drive past Jack Butland. From there the Foxes piled on two more goals to destroy much of the momentum that Stoke City had been building in recent weeks.
Jan 23 - 12:04 PM

Ryan Shawcross served his one match ban for being sent off against Sunderland over the weekend during the Potters' 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.

The Stoke City captain had a howler of a match over the weekend with speculation that his first yellow card could have been a straight red before his second one saw him sent off as his team fell to lowly Sunderland. He will likely be restored immediately to the starting line-up next weekend after serving his one match ban against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup. Sometimes the schedule-maker is just looking out for a player and a club and this feels like one of those times.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Stoke City suffered the club's first loss of November in a 2-0 defeat to Sunderland after playing with 10 men for much of the second half due to Ryan Shawcross' sending off.

Shawcross saw his second yellow card of the afternoon in just the 50th minute after a 50/50 challenge just after the break. Stoke City did well to deal with the disadvantage, subbing on Geoff Cameron, until the last 10 minutes when Sunderland tacked on two goals thanks to Patrick Van Aanholt and Duncan Watmore. The loss broke a three-game unbeaten streak as now Shawcross will miss the next week due to his suspension. Like Saturday, Geoff Cameron is expected to fill in and regain his starting spot.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross came through the Potters' win over Chelsea in the League Cup and is expected to return to the starting line-up in the Premier League against Newcastle in Week 11 as well.

With Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa both out injured, Mark Hughes will be thrilled to have his captain and defensive rock back for the Week 11 trip to St. James' Park. Stoke City will be looking to rebound in the league after dropping a disappointing 2-0 decision to Watford at the Britannia last weekend. The return of Shawcross should provide some stability at the back but the Potters will still have to find a way to get their attack going after being shut down by the Hornets last week.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 08:57:00 AM

Ryan Shawcross has returned fit from the back injury that has seen him miss the first nine weeks of the season. Whether he starts immediately remains to be seen.

With Stoke City on a hot streak in the league with three consecutive wins and 10 points from their past four matches, Mark Hughes may opt not to mess with a winning formula. Allowing Shawcross to come in as a substitute in Week 10 or to have an extra week of training before playing a meaningful role is probably the prudent course of action. Shawcross is a very solid fantasy defender in most formats so he is worth looking at on waivers if you need a defender.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Ryan Shawcross's back will require surgery and that could keep him on the sidelines for two months or more.

Mark Hughes has depth at the back but Ryan Shawcross has been the rock at the center of a cast of rotating characters since Hughes' arrival as well as bridging the gap from Pulis to Hughes. Marc Muniesa, Marc Wilson, Geoff Cameron and Philipp Wolscheid will compete for the two center back spots while Shawcross is absent. Dionatan Teixeira is unproven in the Premier League but Hughes has likened him to Chris Samba and Ryan Nelsen so he may get a chance as well. If that is not enough to cover for Shawcross then Hughes may also elect to bring in another center back for depth but is unlikely to spend big unless there are fears that the absence could be longer.
Source: espnfc.com
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 01:42:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross remains a doubt for this weekends’ opener at home to Liverpool as the Stoke skipper battles a persistent back problem which has hampered his pre-season.

Shawcross missed 6-weeks earlier this year due to the issue and the niggling injury has restricted the defender to just 65 minutes of friendly action against Brentford and now the 27 year-old will meet with a specialist amid fears he could require surgery. However there was better news regarding defensive team mate Marc Wilson - who limped out of Sundays’ defeat to FC Porto with an ankle problem - and winger Marko Arnautovic [thigh]. The pair are expected to be ready for game week one. Mark Hughes also hinted that Bojan Krkic is not ready for a start just yet although he has been pleased with the progress of his Spanish striker following his ACL rupture.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 05:11:00 AM

Ryan Shawcross was uncertain for Week 37 but he overcame his injury and put up big fantasy numbers in Stoke City's nil-nil draw at Turf Moor.

Three blocked shots, a clean sheet, two tackles won and two passes intercepted. That's a strong effort from a central defender and a good indication of why Burnley were unable to break through with a goal in their final home match in the Premier League before being relegated. Despite the strong showing Shawcross, who has been nicked up for a great deal of the second half of the season, might be at risk for being rotated for the final match after Stoke City eclipsed their highest-ever point total in the Premier League.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, May 21, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross sustained a knee injury in training on Tuesday and is doubtful for Saturday's match against Burnley.

With his club resting fairly comfortably in 9th place, Mark Hughes doesn't have a great deal of motivation to rush his captain back into the starting line-up. With six points between the Potters and eighth place and a rapidly-fading West Ham three points behind in 10th, Hughes will likely feel comfortable with the notion of bringing Marc Wilson back into the line-up to replace Shawcross. Wilson missed last weekend's 3-0 win over Spurs due to suspension but will be eligible again this weekend and an obvious replacement at center back.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, May 15, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Ryan Shawcross is available to participate for the first time since January as Stoke City travel to the Hawthorns in Week 29 action.

With Shawcross available to participate, the question now becomes whether he will start or be eased back into the line-up. With Marc Muniesa out and Philip Wollscheid nursing a groin injury there is a need for someone to partner Marc Wilson in the Potters' central defense. Fantasy managers should take care assuming that Shawcross will go straight back into the line-up and should only consider him if they have the option to make a switch after line-ups are announced.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 12:25:00 PM

Ryan Shawcross will miss Stoke City's Week 27 match with Hull City as he continues to recover from a back injury.

The Potters' injury crisis at the back has largely abated but Ryan Shawcross and Marc Muniesa both remain out. Shawcross is nearing his predicted return date but Week 27 will come too soon for him to resume his duties leading the defense. It is likely that Marc Wilson and Philip Wollscheid will partner in central defense and attempt to quiet in form Hull City forwards Nikica Jelavic and Dame N'Doye.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Stoke City skipper Ryan Shawcross will miss the Week 24 match-up at St. James' Park as he continues to nurse a back injury that will likely keep him out of Premier League action until late February.

Shawcross has been extremely durable for most of his Potters career but 2015 has already brought a string of minor injuries to the Stoke City captain. Fortunately, Mark Hughes is blessed with solid depth all across his back line even with the long-serving Robert Huth having moved to Leicester City on loan. It is likely that Philipp Wollscheid and Marc Wilson will start at center back with Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa available as deputies.
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 12:05:00 PM

With Robert Huth agreeing a loan deal which will see the German defender moving to Leicester Mark Hughes will be slightly concerned after his captain Ryan Shawcross was replaced moments before half-time on Saturday because of a back issue.

Shawcross returned to the starting line-up having missed out in GW22 because of a groin injury and this latest setback will be worrying with Erik Pieters also out following a Hernia operation. His injury however didn’t affect Stoke too much as the Potters condemned QPR to their eleventh consecutive away defeat thanks to a Jon Walters hat trick - his first in over 8 years and his first in the Premier League. Marc Muniesa or Geoff Cameron are able to fill in defensively and with Marc Wilson over his recent knee problem Hughes has plenty of cover during the interim and is unlikely to panic just yet.
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 12:56:00 PM