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Jonathan Walters | Forward | #19

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 174

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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. Apr 8 - 12:13 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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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.
Apr 7 - 4:41 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."
Jan 16 - 6:27 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

Martin O’Neil has confirmed that he will not risk Stoke forward Jon Walters for Tuesdays’ international against Slovakia due to injury.

Walters missed the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland on Friday after he returned to Stoke for treatment on a hamstring problem, but O’Neil expected the current Ireland player of the year to re-join the group for the Republic's second match. However, speaking ahead of the game, O’Neil revealed Walters has not recovered sufficiently leaving Southampton’s Shane Long as the only fit forward following injuries to Kevin Doyle, Robbie Keane and Daryl Murphy.
Source: Sports Joe
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Stoke City midfielder Jon Walters led the club to victory with a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win against Watford at Vicarage Road.

The Irish international scored his first goal since Week 21 in the 18th minute after redirecting a cross from Phil Bardsley, who returned ahead of schedule to start at right-back, past Heurelho Gomes for the opening goal. Walters then played a role in doubling the Potters' league just after the half-time break by finding Joselu with a through ball for his fourth goal in just his seventh Premier League start. The club did well to hold the Watford attack, only giving up a late goal with minutes remaining, despite being without Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters due to injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Jon Walters was a late scratch with a virus last weekend but he should be available again for Week 26.

Mark Hughes will have to decide who he wants to start against the Cherries as he looks to break a four match goalless streak in the Premier League. The Potters last scored on January 13 in their 3-1 win against Norwich. Since then it has been nothing but goalless performances against Arsenal, Leicester City, Manchester United and Everton in the league and against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. Bojan has been benched twice in that span but after the Barcelona product signed a new contract this week, he seems likely to get the start over Walters.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Jon Walters was back on the scoresheet for a rotated Stoke City side who still managed to prevail over Norwich City at the Britannia.

Walters scored the Potters' first goal on the verge of halftime. The task was made easier by an inane Gary O'Neil red card that left the Canaries a man down for much of the match. The Canaries did manage to equalize Walters' goal through Johnny Howson but Joselu and a Norwich own goal yielded a 3-1 final to the home side and all three points for Mark Hughes.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Jon Walters had a golden opportunity in alone on Simon Mignolet as time expired but he couldn't find the target and Stoke City fell to Liverpool 1-0 in the League Cup.

Stoke City were well below their best as the trio of Bojan, Shaqiri and Arnautovic failed to produce much in the way of chances against Liverpool. Toward the end of the match Mark Hughes shed the Barcelona B motif for a more Pulis-like approach that saw him bring on Joselu, Crouch and Walters. That approach was unsuccessful but at least yielded some chances with the best of them, Crouch's header on for Walters going well wide in the last 15 seconds of stoppage time. Stoke City will have to do something they haven't done since the 1950s, win at Anfield, if they are to advance to the League Cup final.
Tue, Jan 5, 2016 05:11:00 PM