Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan out for up to six weeks

According to Sky Sports, Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan has fractured his leg, which could see him out of action until the New Year.

“He got a kick on the outside of his leg, and there is a slight fracture there. He’s not been put into a plaster cast. We’re going to try and manage it without that because Glenn feels he’ll get back sooner. The likelihood is he’s going to be out for four to six weeks,” said Stoke manager Mark Hughes.

The Republic of Ireland international, 30, has made seven Premier League appearances this season, averaging a tackle or interception every 18 minutes, while boasting an 89% pass completion. He’s been a key component in the City side who currently sit in 10th place in the table.

“It’s a blow because he is a big part of what we’re doing, and we’ll miss him. He’s been playing really well of late, but we’ll get him back as soon as we can. You have to let nature take it course. With fractures you have to give them enough time to heal,” Hughes added.

Stoke finished in a record-high 9th place in the Premier League last season, with Whelan playing in 32 of their 38 games. The 30-yeaar-old signed for the Potters back in 2008, and has been a mainstay in the side ever since.

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