Stoke have been hit by the news that both Robert Huth and Marko Arnautovic will both miss their side’s game against Everton in the Premier League at the weekend.
Arnautovic will miss the game due to a hamstring problem with the player telling an audience at a personal appearance at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire
It is a hamstring injury, they say I am out for some days.
I already say to my physios: ‘fast back, I cannot sit outside.
Even when in paid, I am going to train.
That last sentiment, while admirable, probably isn’t the best way to treat a hamstring problem and Stoke manager Mark Hughes is bound to have something to say about that especially as Hughes stated that it would likely be weeks rather than days on the sidelines for the player. Hughes said
“Marko is also unavailable as he’s got a hamstring strain that will keep him out for a couple of weeks.”
Robert Huth will also miss out on the weekend’s fixture, as the defender struggles with a knee injury which he aggravated before the end of their game against Sunderland last weekend.
Stoke are said to be monitoring the problem and surgery has not yet been ruled out. Speaking about the issue, Mark Hughes said
“Robert didn’t complete the game last weekend and hasn’t been able to train at all this week, so he’s not going to be available.
“He’s got a little bit of an issue that we’re going to try and manage initially.
“Obviously, if that doesn’t work he will probably need the knee seeing to.
“We’re hopeful that with the work that he’s doing the medical team we’ll be able to settle it down and he’ll be able to play again.”