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Odemwingie suffers another injury

14 August 2015, 12:11

London - Stoke City striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie will miss at least two weeks of action after sustaining a hamstring injury in training, manager Mark Hughes has confirmed.

The news will come as a blow to the Nigerian international who endured a frustrating 2014/15 campaign after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 triumph over Manchester City last August.

He did however make a full recovery from that to feature in the latter stages of last season, and built upon that during the Potters’ hectic pre-season schedule.

Also read: Odemwingie signs contract extension at Stoke City

Odemwingie stepped off the bench against Liverpool in last Sunday’s 2015/16 curtain-raiser, but will take no part in Saturday’s trip to White Hart Lane.

“Unfortunately Peter has got a hamstring strain and is likely to miss the next couple of weeks,” Hughes said at the pre-match press conference.

“It’s disappointing for him because he has worked tremendously hard throughout pre-season.”

The 34-year old joined the Potters from then Premier League side Cardiff City in January of 2014, and despite having been largely impressive for Stoke, has however had to deal with injuries which has limited his chances.

He was a member of Nigeria’s squad to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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