Odemwingie faces long lay-off

Stoke manager Mark Hughes fears that Peter Odemwingie is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury that could require surgery.

Last Updated: 04/09/14 at 14:45 Post Comment

Peter Odemwingie: Striker ruled out with a knee injury

Peter Odemwingie: Striker ruled out with a knee injury

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The Nigerian striker was carried off during last Saturday's 1-0 win at Manchester City, but Hughes initially hoped he had avoided serious injury.

Unfortunately his worst fears have been confirmed and Odemwingie was left off the club's 25-man squad list, meaning he cannot be registered to play until January at the earliest.

Hughes told the club's website: "He's going to have some kind of procedure but the medical staff are waiting for the knee to settle down.

"He's going to have to wait a couple of weeks before it's actually done but once the operation is done we know he will work extremely hard to get back.

"It's a significant injury and unfortunately it's a long-term one, but Peter has a great attitude to work and life in general - he's always got a smile on his face - and he's going to need those qualities. It will be a long road back but we wish him well."

The news comes as a blow to Odemwingie, who appeared to have settled well at Stoke following his move to the Britannia Stadium last January.

His three-year spell at West Brom ended in acrimony a year ago and a subsequent switch to Cardiff failed to reignite his career.

I can't help but feel partially responsible for this after telling anyone who would listen that Odemwingie was the Fantasy Premier League signing of the season, having been inexplicably listed as a midfielder.
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