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Marc Wilson | Defensemen | #12

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/17/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 176

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Marc Wilson will not feature at this summers’ European Championships after suffering another setback.
Martin O’Neill confirmed today that the Stoke defender had been cut from the Republic of Ireland squad after losing his battle to recover from damaged knee ligaments. Wilson hasn’t played competitively since picking up the injury at Crystal Palace back in January, and despite early optimism, the 28-year-old will not be ready. Initial concerns arose after Wilson suffered a setback during a behind-closed-doors friendly last month, however, the Stoke defender was still expected to be available, even after Mark Hughes ruled Wilson out for the remainder of the domestic campaign due to worries over his fitness. But today, Martin O’Neill confirmed that Wilson was one of four players to be released from the squad following another setback: "The best thing for him is to take 4 or 5 weeks off." May 23 - 10:16 AM

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Marc Wilson has calmed fears of an injury setback after the defender limped off during a behind-closed-doors game on Tuesday.

Wilson has been sidelined since January after damaging knee ligaments, but the 28-year-old is hoping to prove his fitness ahead of Euro 2016 and force his way into Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland plans. However, Wilson lasted less than 50 minutes of his comeback after he was forced off during the opening exchanges of the second half. There were initial fears that the player had suffered a recurrence, but Wilson took to Twitter soon after to confirm the problem was only a minor issue: 'Injury today not as bad as first thought. Was my first real tough tackle so had some pain with it which is expected.’
Apr 27 - 7:31 AM

Marc Wilson will be looking to step up his recovery from a medial knee ligament injury this week after spending the last three months of the sidelines.

Wilson was injured during an FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace in January but appears to be entering the final phase of his rehab: "I feel strong, I have kept myself in shape. I've been out running every day for the last two and half weeks. Running is not the problem, it was just that I'd get a bit of pain when I'd go to kick the ball, but that has settled down." Stoke have struggled defensively through injury in the past few months but April should provide some much needed back-up with the likes of Ryan Shawcross and Glen Johnson also closing in on a return to action.
Mar 29 - 12:16 PM

Mark Hughes could be forced into making a late swoop during the January window after Marc Wilson was carried off at Selhurst Park with a serious looking knee injury.

Wilson is set for an extended period on the sidelines after suffering suspected ligament damage against Crystal Palace: "Marc looks like he's got a bad knee injury," Mark Hughes told reporters post-match. "He's got medial ligament damage, the physio thinks, so he's going to be out for a period of 10 to 12 weeks, unfortunately." The 28-year-old has only just returned to the Stoke side and was deputising for Ryan Shawcross who is currently sidelined with a back complaint. Meanwhile, Geoff Cameron will undergo further exploratory tests to find the root cause of his ongoing ankle problem which has frustratingly dragged on for weeks. This latest developemnt could force Hughes into the market to look for a short-term solution to his defensive problems.
Jan 31 - 11:25 AM

Marc Wilson came on in the 9th minute for the injured Geoff Cameron and made a key mistake that led to a Watford goal as the Potters fell 2-0 at home.

Cameron's thigh injury forced him off after 9 minutes and Marc Wilson came in as his replacement. The consequences were hardly immediate but Wilson would eventually contribute heavily to Almen Abdi's goal from distance that put the Hornets up 2-0 in the 69th minute. Just before halftime, Odion Ighalo teed up Troy Deeney for his first goal of the Premier League season. Stoke City dominated possession but did little with it as they allowed the Hornets more shots and shots on target and could only manage a single shot on target themselves.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:44:00 PM

Marc Wilson was held out for a second week against Spurs but Week 3 could see him return to active duty as the Potters travel to Carrow Road.

Even minus captain Ryan Shawcross, Stoke City are fairly deep in the center back department with Wilson, Wollscheid, Cameron, and Muniesa all available to play in that spot. Whether Wilson is inserted into the starting line-up now that he is healthy again is a solid question. Mark Hughes has never seemed to be in love with the idea of Geoff Cameron as a center back so Wilson may jump into the spot the US international manned against Spurs last weekend.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 01:50:00 PM

Marc Wilson missed the Week 1 loss to Liverpool but should be ready to participate against Spurs at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The versatile defender will still have to fight for a spot in the central defense with Philipp Wollscheid, Marc Muniesa, and Geoff Cameron all available as well. Given Mark Hughes' apparent goal of turning the Potters into Barcelona B, you'd think that Muniesa will start regularly so it may be Wilson, Wollscheid and Cameron competing for the other spot until Ryan Shawcross returns in late September or early October. Given the opponent, venue and uncertainty, Wilson is probably not a viable fantasy option.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Marc Wilson is doubtful for Sunday's opener against Liverpool with an ankle issue.

With Ryan Shawcross out for a significant spell with an ankle injury, Mark Hughes will be a little concerned that he may also be missing Marc Wilson for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday. Marc Muniesa and Philipp Wollscheid are the likely starters so the Potters aren't in a dire situation but with all the depth they've accumulated they'd certainly prefer to have their choice of center backs against the Reds who will be sporting what they hope is a revitalized attack.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Marc Wilson was shown his second yellow card in the 84th minute which effectively ended the tie as the Potter dropped a 2-0 decision at the Liberty Stadium.

Tony Pulis would be horrified to realize that this was the first time all season that Stoke City have gone down to 10 men. Marc Wilson's 84th minute yellow card, his second of the match, saw Swansea gain a man advantage. They took advantage in stoppage time to double their lead as Stoke City continued to press for an equalizer. The loss didn't mean much to the Potters' season but it does put them at risk of falling out of the top half with Everton still only three points behind them in 11th.
Sat, May 2, 2015 01:03:00 PM

Marc Wilson is doubtful for Stoke City's match with Southampton as he recovers from a hip injury picked up against West Ham last weekend.

Marc Wilson has had a rough 2015 so far with injuries and it may well continue in Week 33 after he picked up a hip injury against West Ham last weekend. With Wilson potentially out, Erik Pieters is likely to return to the starting line-up. With Southampton a strong opponent neither Wilson nor Pieters has a ton of value and even less so given the uncertainty between the two.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Mark Hughes is expecting to be able to call upon the services of Marc Wilson after a hip injury forced the defender off at West Ham in GW32.

Wilson "took a bang to the hip" restricting his movement at Upton Park during last weekends’ draw but after further tests the injury has responded well to treatment and Hughes will be looking to include the Northern Ireland international in the squad that takes on Southampton - Phil Bardsley and Erik Pieters remain on standby should Wilson suffer any minute problems. However Stoke will need to make at least one change with the news that Victor Moses returned to parent club Chelsea for treatment following a hamstring strain; Mark Hughes admits the winger is unlikely to play again this season. Mame Biram Diouf is a prime candidate for his place in the eleven. Peter Odemwingie [ruptured ACL] has started training and the striker will target game time within the next month.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015 07:14:00 AM

Marc Wilson is available for Stoke City despite breaking his hand in the Potters' 2-1 loss to Chelsea last weekend.

Mark Hughes has most of his defense back and healthy so if Marc Wilson's hand is giving him trouble, Hughes can elect to start him on the bench. If the hand isn't a problem then you'd expect the versatile Irishman to continue to start somewhere in the Stoke City defense. With struggling West Ham this week's opponent any Stoke City defender is at least worth consideration.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Marc Wilson looks set to give his side a boost as he has returned to training in the wake of a groin injury that caused him to miss recent Premier League and FA Cup matches.

With Ryan Shawcross still injured and Geoff Cameron suspended, Mark Hughes will be happy to have Marc Wilson back in contention for a place as the Potters travel to Villa Park in Week 26 action. Hughes is deep at the center back position but that depth would have been tested if Wilson joined Shawcross and Cameron in being unavailable. Assuming he is fit, Wilson will likely partner Philip Wollscheid in the center of the defense.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 03:09:00 PM

Marc Wilson appears likely to join injured Ryan Shawcross on the sidelines for the visit of struggling Manchester City in Week 25.

It's a good thing that Mark Hughes has focused on building a deep squad at Stoke City with key players Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson and Bojan all missing for the Week 25 arrival of the defending champions. In years past, three key players missing would have signaled doom for a mid-table club like Stoke City but with depth in the form of Stephen Ireland to fill in for Bojan and Philipp Wollscheid, Marc Muniesa and Geoff Cameron to deputize at center back, Hughes should be in good shape. Would he rather have his first choice pairing? Sure. But his depth is solid enough to give the Potters a chance against struggling City.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Marc Wilson missed the match against Arsenal in Week 15 but should be ready to go again for Stoke City's Week 16 match at Selhurst Park.

Wilson has started consistently when healthy this season and it appears that he will be healthy again this week. The only question is where he stands now that Robert Huth is also healthy for the first time this season. Mark Hughes finds himself with solid depth in central defense that is unusual for a mid-table club with Ryan Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Geoff Cameron, and Marc Muniesa all able to play centrally. Shawcross will certainly be starting but who partners him given all of the options remains to be seen.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:39:00 AM