Xherdan Shaqiri has been revealed as a major doubt for the clash against Arsenal on the weekend.
The Swiss missed the 3-1 EPL win over Norwich and Hughes does not see him coming back this weekend.
“Xherdan may miss out on Sunday’s game,” manager Mark Hughes told the official Stoke website.
“The likelihood is he will probably need at least 10 days and possibly more and that’s a real shame.
“It’s s a shame because he’s just started to acclimatise to the Premier League and we could have used his guile versus Norwich.
“He could have helped break a resolute Norwich side down but thankfully we didn’t need him in the end and it was a good three points.”