Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland is set for an "extended spell" on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in training on Tuesday.
The Premier League club confirmed the news, but did not put a timescale on a recovery, with the 29-year-old set to undergo surgery.
A Stoke statement read: "Stoke City can confirm that Stephen Ireland has sustained a broken leg in training this morning and is now facing an extended spell on the sidelines.
"The club wishes Stephen a speedy recovery and will offer him all the support he requires as he undergoes his rehabilitation."
can confirm Stephen Ireland is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken leg in training this morningMay 10, 2016
All at wish Stephen a speedy recovery and will offer him all the support he requires as he undergoes his rehabilitation.May 10, 2016
Ireland's injury marks a further blow to Stoke after Ibrahim Afellay sustained cruciate ligament damage in a knee in April and was ruled out for nine months.
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