Jack Butland: Stoke and England goalkeeper out with broken finger
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has been ruled out for between four and six weeks with a broken finger.
The 24-year-old suffered the injury in training ahead of England's friendlies against Germany and Brazil, and is one of seven withdrawals from the squad.
Butland was out for over a year after injuring his ankle on international duty against Germany in March 2016.
He has played in all of Stoke's 11 league games this term, conceding 22 goals and keeping two clean sheets.
Lee Grant deputised in Butland's absence last season and is likely to do so again, having played in the Potters' two Carabao Cup matches this season.
|The games Butland will miss|
|If ruled out for four weeks:|
|20 November||Brighton (a)|
|25 November||Crystal Palace (a)|
|29 November||Liverpool (h)|
|2 December||Swansea (h)|
|9 December||Tottenham (a)|
|If ruled out for six weeks, he will also miss:|
|12 December||Burnley (a)|
|16 December||West Ham (h)|
|23 December||West Brom (h)|