Stoke boosted by Kenwyne Jones verdict

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Stoke City have been handed a major boost after record signing Kenwyne Jones was cleared of having suffered a serious ankle injury in the season-opening 2-1 defeat at Wolves.

The 25-year-old £8million recruit from Sunderland lasted just over ten minutes of the Molineux clash, amid fears that he could be facing a lengthy lay-off.

However, subsequent scans and X-rays have revealed only minor ligament damage to Jones’ right ankle.

Manager Tony Pulis told the club’s official website:“The news is as good as we could have expected in the circumstances.

“We were obviously very concerned about the extent of the damage over the weekend, but the tests have shown only minor ligament damage.

“We will assess Kenwyne’s progress over the next few days, so it is hard to say how long he will be out, but we are talking days, rather than weeks or months.”

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