Stoke boss Mark Hughes hoping Bojan injury not serious
By Alice Piper
Last Updated: 06/08/17 1:48pm
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is keeping his fingers crossed over Bojan after the forward limped off against RB Leipzig on Saturday.
The Spaniard played in a front three alongside Saido Berahino and Xherdan Shaqiri but was withdrawn shortly after the hour-mark, leaving the pitch after sustaining an injury.
The Potters went on to claim a 2-1 victory at the Red Bull Arena and, speaking after the win, Hughes remained hopeful the knock to the 26-year-old is nothing serious.
"We've been very good with injuries during pre-season, especially considering the amount of games we have played," the 52-year-old said.
"Understandably it would be really disappointing if we were to lose somebody so late on in pre-season, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.
"It might me just a kick to the calf that has stiffened up, that is what we are hoping is the case anyway."
Bojan, who has scored 14 league goals for Stoke since signing from Barcelona in 2014, joined Mainz on loan in January and helped the struggling side avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
Hughes said Bojan's injury will be assessed imminently and continued: "He felt it and we had no option but to take him off.
"We will see how he is in 24 hours' time and then we will have a better idea of what the injury is - at the moment though we are hoping that it isn't anything too serious."