Former Carlisle United striker Charlie Wyke is recovering in hospital after collapsing during training with Wigan Athletic.

The League One club said Wyke is in a stable condition and communicating with his family and staff from his hospital bed.

No details have yet been given about the medical reasons behind Wyke's collapse, which Wigan said happened on the training ground as they prepared for their game against Cambridge earlier this week.

The Latics posted a statement on their website confirming Wyke would "not be available for selection for the immediate future".

The statement added: "The 28-year-old collapsed during training in the build up to Latics’ Sky Bet League One match at Cambridge United and, after receiving treatment from the club’s medical staff, Charlie was taken to hospital where he continues to be monitored.

"We are pleased to say Charlie is in a stable condition and is in communication with his family, hospital staff and the club’s medical team.

"Charlie will continue to be monitored closely by an independent medical consultant and the club’s medical staff over the next few days."

Wigan's chief executive Mal Brannigan added: “First and foremost, the absolute priority for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic is Charlie’s health and wellbeing and providing support to him and his family.

“As a club, we would like to place on record our sincere appreciation to all of the staff within the NHS who, within what we know are challenging times, were excellent in their response and subsequent care for Charlie, working together with our medical team.

“Clearly this news will cause alarm, though we would politely request that the privacy of Charlie and his family is respected.

"At the appropriate time, we will look to provide further updates to our supporters.”

Wyke joined Wigan from Sunderland last summer, and has made 17 appearances this season, scoring five goals.

He played for the Blues from 2015-17, scoring 39 goals in 89 appearances.