SWANSEA City have been hit by news that Kemy Agustien will be out for a month with an ankle ligament problem.
The midfielder has been regular part of Michael Laudrup's side in recent weeks after impressing against Manchester United just before Christmas.
But Agustien, who has had a run of fitness problems since joining Swansea, is expected to miss their next five games after suffering the injury in the midweek FA Cup defeat at Arsenal.
"It could have been a lot worse, but of course it's a disappointment for us," said Laudrup.
"We also have a couple of other big doubts for the Stoke game, but I won't tell you who they are because I don't want to give too much help to my opposite number."