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Jonathan Walters | Forward | #19

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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Burnley forward Jon Walters is set for more time in the treatment room as his recovery from a persistent knee problem takes longer than initially thought.
Sean Dyche revealed last month that the 34-year-old would "sidelined in the short term" due to an ongoing problem which required a visit to a specialist. Although the Clarets boss refused to give a timeline, it was expected that Walters would return in October, but it now looks like he will be out another six weeks [at least]. After beating Wales to reach next month’s play off for the 2018 World Cup finals, news followed that Walters would not be available for the Republic of Ireland in November with some reports suggesting it could be after Christmas before he is ready for a return. Fortunately, summer signing Chris Wood has hit the ground running since his arrival [from Leeds United] with Burnley sitting in 6th place following an excellent start to their league campaign. Wed, Oct 11, 2017 03:53:00 PM

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Burnley will be without Jon Walters when they travel to play Tottenham on Sunday, as the veteran has not recovered from an ankle injury picked up in League Cup play this week.

Walters has only been used as a substitute for Burnley's first two league games thus far this season, so his absence will not have much of an impact on Sean Dyche's selection this weekend. Walters is also at risk of missing international duty with Republic of Ireland because of the injury. Fellow countryman Jeff Hendrick is carrying a thigh complaint but has yet to be ruled out. Ashley Westwood could step in if need be in a like-for-like replacement or Dyche could consider a 4-4-2 with Chris Wood getting a shot up top alongside Sam Vokes.
Source: IB Times
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 04:13:00 AM

Jon Walters has ingratiated himself to his new manager and supporters by scoring in both of his first two pre-season matches with the latest coming against Preston North End on Tuesday.

Walters is likely to be a reserve behind Andre Gray and Sam Vokes who scored the winner on Tuesday but knowing that there is some effective depth available to him will be great news for Sean Dyche. The arrival of Stoke City veteran Walters to a fairly thin Burnley squad isn't a sexy addition but might be exactly the sort of move that insulates them from being one injury away from near-certain relegation.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 12:55:00 PM

Jon Walters has signed a two-year contract with Burnley after completing a transfer from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee.

Walters has aged surprisingly well for a player who has always had limited talent. Despite his advancing age (he'll turn 35 just after the start of the upcoming season) he appeared 23 times for the Potters last season and scored 4 goals. He'll never be confused with a prolific striker but for a side like Burnley who banked on a stout defense to survive relegation last term you can see Walters as a late match substitute who will come in to close out wins and draws with his energy.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 02:40:00 PM

Jon Walters has not trained since missing out against Swansea last weekend and is a doubt to participate against West Ham at the Britannia on Saturday.

Mark Hughes will likely try to continue to get Saido Berahino back to the form that saw him rise to stardom at West Brom. He also doesn't have a great deal of choice with Jon Walters, the only other reliable "small" forward option, looking like he won't make it back from a knee complaint in time for Saturday's match against West Ham. If Walters does make the squad the fact that he hasn't trained this week probably means that he won't do more than make a reserve appearance.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Stoke City saw its losing streak extended to four Premier League matches in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool at home.

The Potters tools their lead just as a boring first half was coming to a close. Xherdan Shaqiri made a cameo appearance in the starting lineup, after a series of injuries that has limited him throughout the season, rummaging down the right wing before finding Walters wide open. The Liverpool killer, six goals in his last eight home appearances, headed the effort past Simon Mingolet for the lead. Stoke City looked to have Liverpool figured out in the first half until the Reds emerged with a completely different side after halftime with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino subbed on, with the duo scoring two goals within two minutes of each other for the win.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Jon Walters has recovered sufficiently from his concussion to be ready to participate in some form or another against Liverpool at the Britannia on Saturday.

Walters was not ready to go against Burnley in mid-week but the added time off has him ready to at least be considered. Mark Hughes equivocated at least some leaving open the possibility that Walters won't participate but it certainly sounded more likely than not that he would. Presuming that he is healthy enough, the next question is whether or not he will start against the Reds.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 04:41:00 PM

The Stoke City attack will be even more depleted following the news that Jon Walters has undergone surgery on his knee.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes confirmed the attacker will miss weeks after requiring knee surgery to fix a minor problem that has affected the Irishman, who has two goals in 17 league matches, throughout the season. The club is already without forwards Wilfried Bony and Mame Diouf due to the African Cup of Nations and could look to the transfer window for help. Said Hughes: "We are missing Jonny Walters unfortunately, who is suffering a problem with his knee. As a consequence of that he is going to be missing for a little bit, so that leaves us short up front to be perfectly honest."
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 06:27:00 PM

Jon Walters scored to put Stoke City ahead at Anfield but the Potters couldn't sustain the momentum and fell 4-1 to the Reds.

Stoke City have a dilemma. The expensive players that they have been accumulating for the past few transfer windows don't seem to be able to keep some of their less-talented colleagues out of the line-up. With Marko Arnautovic still suspended, it was Jon Walters and Peter Crouch who came in against Liverpool over Xherdan Shaqiri, Wilfried Bony and Bojan. Perhaps the 4-1 result will give Mark Hughes pause to reconsider bringing some of his more technical players back in but it has to be a source of frustration for just about anyone associated with Stoke City (and no small number of fantasy managers) to see big investments with big names outside of the preferred starting eleven even occasionally.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 02:39:00 PM

Jonathan Walters and Marc Muniesa provided first-half goals as Stoke City cruised to a 2-0 win over Burnley at home on Saturday.

Stoke City got off to a slow start but began to find their groove after defender Bruno Martins-Indi headed a Xhedran Shaqiri cross against the post. The Potters did take the lead 10 minutes later when Jonathan Walters netted his 40th Premier League goal for the club. Walters' goal was brilliant flick as he finished off a well-struck cross from Mame Diouf, following a one-two with Shaqiri. Stoke doubled their advantage in the 35th-minute when Marko Arnautovic's cross found Marc Muniesa, who hammered past Paul Robinson for his first career Premier League goal. The pair of first-half goals proved enough for Stoke to secure their second straight win and break into the top half of table, while the loss leaves Burnley just three points above the drop zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Jon Walters' ankle injury caused him to miss out on the Potters' 2-1 EFL Cup loss to Hull city in mid-week and he remains doubtful for the weekend visit of West Brom.

With Wilfried Bony having arrived on loan from Manchester City and the return of Xherdan Shaqiri from injury it isn't likely that Walters would have started. His likely production goes from little (as a potential second half substitute) to almost nil. Until Stoke City turn things around and show that they can be even a competent Premier League side there isn't a lot that should be expected from this side as a group let alone Walters.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:13:00 AM

Ireland could receive a major boost ahead of its round of 16 showdown with France with Jonathan Walters returning to training.

The Stoke City forward missed the team's last two of the group stage against Belgium and Italy due to an Achilles injury picked up in the opening match against Sweden. But Walters returned to the training ground to take part in portions of full training on Friday ahead of Sunday's knockout-stage meeting. Meanwhile, Burnley defender Stephen Ward missed training after suffering an ankle injury in the upset win over Italy on Wednesday and is a doubt for Sunday's match.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Martin O’Neil has revealed that Jon Walters is "pretty doubtful" for Saturdays crunch game with Belgium in Bordeaux.

Walters has been managing an ongoing Achilles issue [tendonitis] since recovering from knee surgery and was only passed fit at the last moment to face Sweden. However, the Stoke forward admitted following the Group E opener: "It was sore after the first minute," although he did manage to complete over an hour of football. "I was trying to run and jump and get through it to see if it settled down, it didn’t. It was still sore." But, despite the early optimism, it now looks like he could miss out on Saturday with reports suggesting O’Neil is already planning his replacement with James McClean favourite to take his spot. Speaking to FAI TV, he said: "Jon Walters, obviously, would be the main concern. I'd say he would be pretty doubtful for the second game coming up."
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 06:24:00 AM

Jon Walters remains the Republic of Ireland’s only real injury concern ahead of Mondays’ opening Euro 2016 game against Sweden.

The Stoke forward completed today's warm-up with the group before working separately with physio Dan Horan for the remainder of the morning as he battles an Achilles issue. When asked if Walters would be ready on June 13, manager Martin O’Neill replied: "He has a few days yet and he's improving." However, there was better news regarding Robbie Brady who declared himself fit after overcoming a back problem. Meanwhile, Robbie Keane [calf] and James McCarthy [groin and hamstring] are also ready following their recovery from injury.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 03:35:00 PM

After an initial diagnosis that he would be healthy before the end of the international break, Jon Walters looks set to be out until mid-April.

Walters picked up a hamstring problem ahead of the Republic of Ireland's match with Switzerland and returned to Stoke for treatment. He didn't return for the ROI's second match and, according to Mark Hughes, he is unlikely to be ready until Week 34 or 35 of Premier League action. Stoke City have mixed and matched forwards all season so Walters' absence on the pecking order isn't abundantly clear other than obviously meaning he won't be an option.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 03:49:00 PM