Stoke v Crystal Palace preview
Stoke City midfielder Wilson Palacios will miss Saturday's game against Crystal Palace at the Britannia Stadium.
Palacios has been ruled out 'for a few weeks' after the Honduran withdrew from last week's 1-0 defeat by Liverpool minutes before kick-off due to an illness which required hospital treatment.
He joins Brek Shea on the injured list, with the American expected to return soon after suffering an MCL sprain during pre-season.
Manager Mark Hughes is expected to field much of the same side as last week, although Charlie Adam and Kenwyne Jones could make their first starts of the season.
Winger Jason Puncheon could go straight into Crystal Palace's side for the trip to Stoke following his season-long loan move from Southampton.
Jerome Thomas, however, is still out with an ankle injury, as is midfielder Yannick Bolasie (hamstring).
Captain Paddy McCarthy (groin) continues his rehabilitation, along with forward Glenn Murray (knee).