Things keep going from bad to worse for Stoke City boss Alex Neil as star attacker Tyrese Campbell is potentially facing a spell of several weeks on the sidelines, according to Stoke-on-Trent Live.
The Potters started the season well, winning three out of their first four matches in all competitions but have since been on a disastrous run. Stoke are now winless in five Championship outings, having lost four out of five games and sitting merely two points above the drop zone.
The team’s performances continued to deteriorate on Sunday under the former Sunderland manager. Stoke were defeated 3-1 at the Bet365 Stadium by high-flying Hull City as more pressure began piling on Neil.
And there was certainly no respite from misery during the game as Tyrese Campbell was forced off early into the match following a collision with Hull fullback Cyrus Christie.
Stoke-On-Trent Live reported earlier today that the centre-forward underwent assessments in the training ground and the damage is worse than initially feared as Campbell could miss weeks of action.
The outlet are claiming that Campbell may not return until after the upcoming international period which concludes at the end of October.
Neil’s side are tasked with facing Bournemouth, Bristol City, Southampton, Leicester City, Sunderland and Leeds United across the next six games and Campbell will not be around to help.
It is of utmost importance that Stoke City pick up some points over these coming weeks or else Neil could find himself on the hunt for a new job but losing Campbell is a massive blow for the Scotsman.
Campbell is just one of many players that Stoke City are missing through injury at the moment, joining the likes of Wouter Burger, Ryan Mmaee and Enda Stevens, among others.
While the forward hasn’t been very prolific this season, scoring just one goal so far, it’s still a blow for Neil and Stoke City who have one of the lowest goals tallies in England’s second tier this term with eight in eight games.