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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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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. Apr 8 - 11:42 AM

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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."
Apr 7 - 3:01 PM

Ryan Shawcross could miss out once again as the Stoke defender struggles to shake off a back problem.

Mark Hughes was hoping to see his skipper return for the visit of Swansea on Saturday but the 28-year-old who has had an injury ravaged campaign is losing his battle to be fit. Shawcross has been restricted to just 14 Premier League starts this term after struggling to overcome a variety of back ailments and his absence could see Geoff Cameron partner Philipp Wollscheid in the heart of defence. Stoke will also hand a late fitness test to Jon Walters (hamstring) while Glen Johnson is expected to miss out after failing to recover sufficiently from a knee ligament strain. However, Erik Pieters (calf) is making good progress and should be ready in time. Marc Wilson has stepped up his rehab but the Republic of Ireland international won’t be considered for another 2-3 weeks.
Source: The Sentinel
Mar 30 - 10:19 AM

Mark Hughes confirms Ryan Shawcross has been ruled out of the trip to Vicarage Road due to a minor back strain.

The Stoke skipper has struggled to shake off a variety of back problems throughout this campaign but Hughes remains confident that he will return after the international break. Marc Muniesa could be the player to step into the starting XI. No Glen Johnson who is still struggling with a knee ligament strain but there was better news regarding Phil Bardsley who has trained. Eric Pieters will face a late test - the Dutch full-back has been managing a calf complaint and is rated as 50-50. The boss also expects Xherdan Shaqiri to miss between 10-14 days after limping off against Southampton because of a thigh strain.
Source: The Express
Mar 17 - 1:53 PM

Mark Hughes remains optimistic that Ryan Shawcross will be available for this weekends’ trip to Watford after being forced off against Southampton due to a back problem.

"He just had a moment right at the end where he went up for a header and as he was in the air he had a little nudge, got knocked off balance and jarred his back on the other side," Mark Hughes said. "We hope it will settle down, but it was one of those freak things." Stoke suffered a setback in their quest for European qualification losing 2-1 against the Saints and Hughes will be hoping to have his influential skipper back amongst the ranks for the season run-in. Shawcross was making his first appearance since January and has struggled throughout this campaign because of a variety of back related ailments – Marc Muniesa will step in if he fails to recover in time.
Source: Clubcall
Mar 16 - 7:14 AM

Ryan Shawcross is close to full fitness and could return against Southampton this weekend.

Stoke City's defense continues to be injury-riddled with Shawcross, Geoff Cameron, Marc Wilson, Marc Muniesa, Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley and Glen Johnson all missing matches recently. Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa have returned and Shawcross and Pieters could join them this weekend getting the Potters at least close to a full strength rear guard. I wouldn't count on him but for a weekend where so few players have league matches, he could be a solid waiver wire pick-up in draft/auction formats.
Mar 11 - 12:43 PM

Stoke City confirmed defender Ryan Shawcross is participating in a running program as he looks to return from a back injury during the club's week off.

Assistant manager Mark Bowen said Shawcross is not yet training with the full team but has progressed significantly in his recovery: "He's just started line running and is working himself to a standstill. The ideal scenario is to get him home next week and ready to join in with the other lads and then he has the best part of a week to see if he can make the Villa game." The captain has missed the last four weeks after suffering another back injury, which originally kept him out for the first 10 Premier League matches of the season. But Shawcross' imminent return will surely provide a huge boost for an injury-plagued Stoke defense and will be worth considering for your fantasy team upon his full return.
Feb 19 - 5:00 PM

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.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 12 - 11:33 AM

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.
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.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 01:42:00 PM