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.
Ryan Shawcross came off early in Stoke City's 3-0 loss at the King Power stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Shawcross's back will require surgery and that could keep him on the sidelines for two months or more.
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.
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.
Ryan Shawcross sustained a knee injury in training on Tuesday and is doubtful for Saturday's match against Burnley.
Ryan Shawcross is available to participate for the first time since January as Stoke City travel to the Hawthorns in Week 29 action.
Ryan Shawcross will miss Stoke City's Week 27 match with Hull City as he continues to recover from a back injury.
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.