Erik Pieters has been suspended for two matches following his tenth yellow card of the season in the 4-1 loss to Liverpool last weekend.
A ray of hope on an otherwise grim injury news day for Stoke City sees Erik Pieters back and ready to resume his post at left back.
Erik Pieters could return to the Stoke City line-up at Vicarage Road this weekend after missing time with a calf injury.
Erik Pieters could add to the Potters' defensive woes as he struggles to recover from a calf strain in time to face Southampton on Saturday.
Erik Pieters will miss Stoke City's Tuesday League Cup clash with Chelsea due to a suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards.
Erik Pieters put up solid phantom points in Stoke City's Week 35 loss at the Liberty Stadium.
Erik Pieters joins Philip Wollscheid as Stoke City defenders facing fitness tests ahead of the Potters' Week 30 match with Crystal Palace.
Erik Pieters has returned to training after nursing a groin injury back to health and will add to Mark Hughes' defensive options at Villa Park.
Stoke City were given a double whammy as they were outclassed by Arsenal in a 3-0 loss and lost fullback Erik Pieters to a groin injury in the process.
Erik Pieters scored his first goal in six years in any competition and it was enough to secure a home win for Stoke against Newcastle.
Stoke City fullback Erik Pieters suffered a calf injury against Arsenal at the weekend and had to be withdrawn after the hour mark.