Fuller fitness concerns for Stoke

Fuller was rushed to hospital during the 2-1 defeat by Bolton on

Saturday following an awkward fall at the Reebok Stadium. It was

the second time in three weeks that the striker has had problems

with his shoulder. He was also hurt at Newcastle. Pulis believes

fears Fuller’s recent absence on international duty for Jamaica did

not help. “He’s fallen heavily on the elbow and so the shoulder has

most probably popped out again,” the Stoke boss told the Sentinel.

“The problem is, when they go on international duty they are taken

away from what we do on strengthening work, like Ric on his

shoulder. If they’re away for 10 days you don’t know what they’re

doing.”