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Ireland defender Marc Wilson to miss Greece clash after breaking his leg while playing for Stoke City

Updated: Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 16:26

Marc Wilson celebrates after scoring his first international goal for Ireland in the recent victory in the Faroe Islands
Marc Wilson celebrates after scoring his first international goal for Ireland in the recent victory in the Faroe Islands

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."

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