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Shawcross leaps to defence of De Jong and Henry

October 8, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross believes Nigel de Jong and Karl Henry have been unfairly criticised for their robust style.

Shawcross, who has been attacked by Arsene Wenger on numerous occasions, and whose tackle broke the leg of Aaron Ramsey, says injuries are simply part of the game.

It was a tackle from Henry which broke Bobby Zamora's leg and De Jong's latest wild challenge caused a double leg break for Hatem Ben Arfa, but Shawcross refuses to blame his fellow professionals.
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