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Ryan Shawcross | Defensemen | #17

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 168

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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." Jul 15 - 7:14 PM

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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
May 6 - 12:03 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.
Source: espnfc.com
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

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
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 10:19:00 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
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 01:53:00 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
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 07:14:00 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.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 12:43:00 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.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 05:00:00 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
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:33:00 AM