Nigerian striker, Osaze Odemwingie, will be out of action for at least two weeks as his English Premier League side, Stoke City, confirmed on Thursday that he is down with a hamstring strain.
Stoke City Boss, Mark Hughes, described the latest injury setback for Odemwingie as quite unfortunate particularly as the Nigerian striker did so much work in the pre-season with the hope of hitting the ground running in the new campaign.
“Unfortunately Peter has got a hamstring strain and is likely to miss the next couple of weeks,” Hughes said at the pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“It’s disappointing for him because he has worked tremendously hard throughout pre-season,” he added.
Odemwingie endured a frustrating 2014/15 campaign after suffering knee ligament damage in the 1-0 triumph over Manchester City last August 2014.
It was gathered that the latest injury for the 33-year old happened in training.
Odemwingie came off the bench against Liverpool in last Sunday’s EPL curtain-raiser, but will take no part in Saturday’s trip to White Hart Lane where Stoke City will take on Tottenham Hotspurs.