Everton beat Bournemouth 2-0 to progress in the FA Cup.
Stoke City assistant manager Mark Bowen says that defenders are being pulled out of training sessions to limit injuries at the back.
Sturridge recently returned from injury, and has been playing along with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.
Leeds United are currently stationed in 17th place in the Championship table.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton says that veteran striker Kenny Miller is acting as the perfect role model to the club's younger players.
Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are likely to make their comeback from injury against Sunderland on Saturday.
The 20-year-old is out of contact at St. Andrew's this summer.
The Newcastle United striker can become a future great at St James' Park.
The West Bromwich Albion defender celebrated his return to the training field this week.
Adama Traore has made just 10 appearances for Aston Villa so far this season.