28-Year-Old Forward Stoke City Premier
Ireland (ribs) returned to training Tuesday, the Stoke Sentinel reports.
Ireland was sidelined with a pulled muscle in his rib cage since Aug. 22 and should face a fitness test ahead of this weekend's match against Leicester City. If he's unable to go, the midfielder will likely be cleared by next Saturday's game. In 25 appearances (14 starts) last season, Ireland produced two goals and two assists for the Potters.