Hughes not hopeful of injury victims facing Man Utd

Date published: Sunday 31st January 2016 2:35

Marc Wilson: Could miss rest of the season

Mark Hughes says there is still a doubt over Peter Crouch, Glen Johnson and Marko Arnautovic ahead of Stoke City’s trip to Manchester United.

A bad week was completed for Stoke on Saturday when, after a Premier League defeat at Leicester City and Capital One Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Liverpool, they were knocked out of the FA Cup at Crystal Palace.

They go to Old Trafford on Tuesday and Hughes is concerned that he may again be without several players.

Asked whether the likes of Peter Crouch, Glen Johnson and Marko Arnautovic will be ready to return, Hughes said: “There’s still a doubt.

“We’ve got bad news with Marc Wilson. We’re a little bit stretched at the back. Marc Wilson looks like he’s got a bad knee injury, the physio thinks he’s got medial ligament damage so he’s going to be out for a period of maybe 10-12 weeks unfortunately.

“It might force our hand. We’re a little bit threadbare, Ryan Shawcross is injured as well, Geoff Cameron isn’t available, and Marc Muniesa’s only come back in after injury so we might have to do a short-term thing.”

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