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Bad break for Begovic

26 December 2013 15:37

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines due to a badly broken finger.

The highly rated Bosnia Herzegovina international, who has been linked with a number of big clubs, suffered the injury in training on Christmas Day.

Begovic was therefore absent from the Stoke team to face Newcastle United on Thursday, with former Sunderland shot-stopper Thomas Sorensen taking over.

Youngster Jack Butland was recalled from his loan spell at Championship outfit Barnsley to take a place on the bench at St James’ Park.

"A ball struck Asmir on the end a finger in the closing stages of training yesterday (Wednesday)," revealed Stoke manager Mark Hughes prior to the Newcastle fixture.

"It's a blow but we've got great back-up in Thomas Sorensen and Jack Butland, who we've recalled from his loan with Barnsley."

After Stoke had suffered a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle, Hughes offered greater detail on Begovic's setback.

"Asmir has a bad break of his finger; he is possibly looking at five to six weeks out," said the Welshman.

A reliable presence between the posts for Stoke, Begovic has not missed a Premier League game since the last day of the 2011-12 season.

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