Stoke will be without Bruno Martins Indi (groin) once again when they host West Brom on Saturday, while fellow defenders Kurt Zouma (hamstring) and Erik Pieters are major doubts.
There are also question marks over Charlie Adam, who has been nursing a hip problem. Glen Johnson (knee) has been training and could be back involved.
Jese Rodriguez has returned after spending time in Gran Canaria with his ill son but it looks unlikely he will feature on Saturday, with boss Mark Hughes saying the forward will "take a little bit of time to get back up to speed."
Nacer Chadli and Matt Phillips could return for West Brom.
Belgium international Chadli (hip) and Phillips (hamstring) have returned to training and are expected to be included in the travelling squad.
Craig Dawson may also return after a knee injury but James Morrison (Achilles) remains out for Alan Pardew's side.