Updated: Sunday, 29 December 2013 20:44 | By Agence France-Presse

Sunderland's Borini recovering after collapse - club

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is recovering after collapsing during Saturday's 2-2 draw at Cardiff, a club spokesman said on Sunday.


Sunderland's Borini recovering after collapse - club

Sunderland's Italian forward Fabio Borini celebrates scoring a goal during his side's League Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on December 17, 2013

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."

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