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.
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.
Despite their best efforts Stoke were unable to get Ryan Shawcross fit for Saturdays’ tricky trip to the King Power Stadium to face an in-form Leicester City side.
Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross started 2015 in style, scoring the league's first goal of the new year inside of two minutes into the Potters match with Manchester United. The Red Devils would later equalize and the two sides settled for a 1-1 draw.
Ryan Shawcross will be assessed for concussion issues to determine if he will be able to participate in the Potters' Week 19 match with West Brom.
Ryan Shawcross has been a standout for Stoke City and fantasy managers alike and his excellence continued in the Week 6 clean sheet win over Newcastle.
Stoke City scored a controversial equalizer in the 83rd minute to get a point on the road at the KC Stadium.
Ryan Shawcross was sent off for two yellow card offences in Stoke's defeat to Tottenham, and will serve a one match suspension.
Ryan Shawcross suffered a groin injury against Manchester United midweek in their Carling Cup tie. It's not known how serious the injury is, but he's a big doubt for Stoke's match against Aston Villa.
Stoke City XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters; Walters, Palacios, Ireland, Nzonzi, Arnautovic; Crouch
Substitutes: Sorensen, Whelan, Jones, Wilson, Adam, Assaidi, Wilkinson.
Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross has been ill this week, but is likely to be fit to face Manchester United this weekend.
Ryan Shawcross provided the game winning goal for Stoke City in a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.
Stoke and West Ham United are looking to sign Porto's Abdoulaye Ba.