Huth flies to Spain for treatment

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Stoke defender Robert Huth has flown to see a knee specialist in Spain as he battles to be fit for Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City.

The German centre-half suffered an injury during the 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday and joined Matthew Etherington, who has a torn hamstring, as a major doubt for the Wembley final.

Chairman Peter Coates told the Stoke Sentinel: "I think there has been a bit of a response to the treatment but it's far too early to reach any conclusions.

"[Huth] has seen a specialist we have used before and have full confidence in. He will then be coming back to us – then we just have to wait and hope."