Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller may miss the FA Cup final with Achilles injury

The Potters may be without their striker for their Wembley showpiece, after the thirty-one year old sustained an injury in last weekend's draw to Aston Villa
Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller could miss the FA Cup final at Wembley with the Achilles injury he picked up in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

The forward has already been ruled out of the Premier League match against Wolves this Tuesday, however, a ruptured Achilles would see the thirty-one year old most certainly miss the remainder of the season, including the much anticipated cup final against Manchester City on May 14.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis remained tight-lipped on the extent of the injury, although he did not seem optimistic the striker would be back on the pitch for Stoke’s first FA Cup final in their history.

He told The Sentinal: "We're hoping it's not as bad as people think, but it doesn't look good.

"I don't really want to comment much until we know the results of the scan.

"We're just hoping and praying it isn't anything serious for Ricardo. I thought he may have been kicked at the time, but Ric says it just popped as he landed."

If Fuller was to be ruled out of the final it would be a major blow to Stoke, after The Potter’s captain Ryan Shawcross revealed it was a Fuller speech that inspired his team’s 5-0 thrashing of Bolton in the semi-finals to reach Wembley.

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