Stoke City’s Joe Allen facing two weeks on sidelines with hamstring injury

Joe Allen, who tops Stoke City’s scoring charts with six goals this term, failed to last the full duration of the first half of the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at the bet365 Stadium following a slight tweak to his hamstring.

Manager Mark Hughes now expects the former Liverpool ace to spend the next fortnight resting up, which he admits is a big blow due to the thigh strain recently picked up by teammate Geoff Cameron on international duty.

“It looks like Joe’s tweaked his hamstring unfortunately and that was a setback because Geoff and Joe are important to us in those midfield areas,” he is quoted as saying by the Stoke Sentinel .

“I don’t think it’s a significant injury that will keep him out for weeks but we might be looking at 10 to 14 days unfortunately.”

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