By Harry Sykes
Stoke City’s striker Jese has been ruled out of Saturday’s game against Tottenham for personal reasons, according to injury specialist Ben Dinnery.
Dinnery, who works as an injury analyst for ESPN and Sky Sports announced the news on his official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.
Stoke are set to play Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday, but will have to do without their attacker, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Mail reported last month that Jese’s son had been born four months premature.
Jese is ruled out of the fixture at Wembley. Returned home "due to an ongoing issue with his child's health." #SCFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) December 7, 2017
Tottenham will be looking to put their bad run of form behind them with a win on Saturday.
They haven’t won any of their last four Premier League games, a run that’s seen them drop to sixth in the league, behind rivals Arsenal.
Arsenal kick-started their bad run, beating them 2-0, before draws to West Brom and Watford, sandwiched by a defeat to Leicester has seen their stock plummet.
By contrast, Tottenham have been doing brilliantly in the Champions League where they finished with a flourish beating Apoel Nicosia 3-0 on Wednesday.
That left them clear at the top of their group and they’ll find out who they draw in the last 16 on Monday.
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