Marc Wilson breaks leg in Stoke City's draw with Sunderland

Marc Wilson is stretchered off

Stoke City defender Marc Wilson suffered a broken leg in the Potters' 0-0 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

The Republic of Ireland international was injured while making a challenge on Black Cats striker Steven Fletcher at the Britannia Stadium.

The 25-year-old wrote on Twitter:external-link "Have broken my fibula. Hopefully I can make a speedy recovery."

Manager Tony Pulis said:external-link "Marc will be out for a while, but we are not sure at this stage for how long."

The injury to Wilson could provide defensive problems for City, who do not have another recognised left-back in their 25-man Premier League squad.

Regular right-back Andy Wilkinson replaced Wilson on Saturday, while Ryan Shotton and Matthew Upson could provide further options for Pulis.

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