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Liverpool loanee Assaidi out injured at Stoke

Stoke City say on-loan Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi will be out for a number of weeks with a knee injury. The 25 year old Morocco international suffered ligament damage during the club's recent training camp in Dubai.

"He got a block tackle in training and just opened up his knee ligaments," boss Mark Hughes told the club website.

"He is going to be out of action for a little while. We obviously hope that he is going to be back sooner rather than later, but it is one that we will just have to wait on unfortunately."

A statement on Stoke's website added that, while Hughes would not put a timescale on Assaidi's absence, "he will be absent for at least a number of weeks".

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