Sunderland Striker Fabio Borini Collapses In Dressing Room And Is Rushed To Hospital

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has confirmed that striker Fabio Borini was rushed to hospital during the halftime interval of his side’s clash against Cardiff City on Saturday, but has since been released, the Daily Mail reports.

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The Liverpool loanee was involved in two of his side’s better attacking opportunities against the Bluebirds, but failed to emerge for the second half after being replaced by Steven Fletcher.

The Italian was rumoured to have collapsed unconscious in the dressing room and was taken to hospital for a checkup, and Poyet has since confirmed that he has been released and is recuperating at home.

“He is feeling better,” Poyet said.

“We have more information, the doctor called me. He is not going to fly back with us, he will stay down here overnight, but he has been released from hospital. Luckily it is nothing serious.

“We were really, really worried as he was really, really sick so the doctor decided rightly to take him to hospital but he has been released now. It was a virus or sickness so no problems.”

Sunderland were two goals down until the final seven minutes when goals from Fletcher and Jack Colback salvaged a point for the Uruguayan’s side.

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