Thomas Sorensen is expected to be fit for the World Cup finals after Stoke manager Tony Pulis confirmed the goalkeeper did not require an operation following a dislocated elbow.
The Denmark keeper was taken off on a stretcher during Stoke’s 7-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday after he picked up the injury when attempting to prevent Salomon Kalou’s second goal.
there were fears that he might miss out on the World Cup finals, but Stoke are much more optimistic about the injury.
“If he had needed an operation,” Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel, “he’d have struggled to make the World Cup. But there is some encouraging news in that it was put back without the need for that.”
The news over Sorensen’s condition will be a welcome boost for Denmark as the Stoke goalkeeper has been a regular for his national side since 2000, and featured at the 2002 World Cup finals.