Borini was substituted at half-time of the match at the Cardiff City Stadium after becoming ill, and reportedly subsequently collapsed in the changing room.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet later revealed Borini, who had been suffering from a virus in the run-up to the game, had been released from hospital, but would not fly back to the north-east with the rest of his team-mates on Saturday night.

However, a club spokesman said on Sunday: "Fabio is feeling much better and will return to Wearside today."