Hughes Hopeful For Huth Recovery

Mark Hughes, the manager of Stoke City, is hopeful that Robert Huth would not miss the team’s pre season training which is going to get underway in a couple of weeks’ time.

Huth’s tenure at Stoke City had been largely injury free until last November when he got hit by a knee injury while playing against the Black Cats. He had to go under the knife twice to recover from that.

The centre back missed the entire second half of the previous season because of that injury and he is still not fully recovered. He is working hard though and it is expected that if everything goes well, he would get fit in time for the pre season training.

Talking to the reporters a few days back, Mark Hughes said, “Robert is looking fine at the moment and I believe he would be there at the training ground from the opening day.”

“Throughout the summer, he has been very careful about his recovery. It takes a lot of hard work for a player to regain fitness after two successive surgeries and he has certainly put in that hard work. I am not surprised to see him back in shape so quickly.”

“There are still about one and half months left before the matches to start and till that time Robert would be back at his pomp I reckon.”

Huth was known as an injury prone player in the first few years of his career. He had suffered ankle injuries quite a few times when he was a part of Middlesbrough, but, after arriving at Stoke, there was a considerable improvement in his fitness.

Before that knee injury in November last year, the defender hadn’t missed back-to-back matches ever for the Potters.