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Stoke's Peter Odemwingie faces long layoff with knee injury

Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 7:24pm IST | Place: London | Agency: Reuters

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Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie needs knee surgery and will be sidelined for a lengthy period of time, manager Mark Hughes said on Thursday.

The Nigeria international injured his knee during Stoke's 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Manchester City at the weekend and will have surgery when the swelling has gone down.

"It's a significant injury and unfortunately it's a long-term one but Peter has a great attitude to work and life in general - he's always got a smile on his face - and he's going to need those qualities," Hughes told Stoke's website (www.stokecityfc.com).

"It will be a long road back but we wish him well. He's going to have to wait a couple of weeks before it's actually done but once the operation is done we know he will work extremely hard to get back," Hughes added. 

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