Marc Wilson has been ruled out of Ireland's upcoming international with Greece after breaking his leg in Saturday’s English Premier Division clash with Sunderland.

The Stoke full-back confirmed that his leg was broken on his Twitter account. He said: "Have broke my fibula. Hopefully I can make a speedy recovery. Thanks every1 for the support. Really appreciate it."

Wilson damaged his left leg as he went in with Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher to win the ball just a few minutes into the second half and Wilson had to be carried off on a stretcher.

Stoke confirmed the news on their official website, with manager Tony Pulis, who had suggested the injury came as a consequence of Wilson getting his studs caught in the ground rather than any contact from Fletcher, saying: "Marc will be out for a while, but we are not sure at this stage for how long."