Stoke manager Tony Pulis has doubts surrounding four players ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Norwich at the Britannia Stadium.
Of the quartet, Pulis feels winger Matthew Etherington is the most likely to figure despite ongoing issues with a back problem.
Defender Marc Wilson (hamstring), midfielder Charlie Adam (ankle) and striker Cameron Jerome (ankle) will all have late checks on their fitness.
Central defender Michael Turner misses the game against Stoke City and is "touch and go", according to Norwich manager Chris Hughton, for next week's game against Aston Villa after suffering a groin injury against Reading last weekend.
Leon Barnett has been recalled from his loan spell helping Cardiff to promotion as cover for Turner.
Hughton has no other injury problems but will wait to decide whether to include first-choice goalkeeper John Ruddy in the squad following his five-month lay-off with a thigh injury.
Stoke: Begovic, Sorensen, Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Wilkinson, Kightly, Shotton, Nzonzi, Whitehead, Etherington, Whelan, Adam, Jones, Walters, Crouch, Owen, Jerome, Palacios, Shea.
Norwich: Bunn, R Martin, Bassong, Barnett, Garrido, Snodgrass, Johnson, Pilkington, E Bennett, Jackson, Holt, Becchio, Howson, Hoolahan, Fox, Tettey, R Bennett, Barnett, Smith, Steer, Whittaker, Kamara, Camp.