Former Carlisle United striker Charlie Wyke has dismissed conspiracy theories that his collapse in training was related to Covid-19 vaccination.

The Wigan Athletic player is recovering in hospital after his collapse earlier this week.

The club issued a statement saying Wyke was in a stable condition and able to communicate with his family and doctors.

But after a flurry of social media speculation, Wigan later updated their statement confirming Wyke's condition had nothing to do with a vaccine.

"With Charlie's approval, we can confirm that Charlie has not received a Covid-19 vaccination and Charlie's collapse was not related to any Covid-19 vaccination," Wigan added.

Wigan Today also reported that all Wyke's Covid tests have come back negative.

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.

Wigan said the 28-year-old received treatment from the club’s medical staff before being taken to hospital where he continued to be monitored.

The cub praised NHS staff for their response and care for Wyke, and said further updates would be given "at the appropriate time".

Some of Wyke's former clubs including Sunderland have sent messages of support to the player.

The striker played for Carlisle from 2015-17, scoring 39 goals in 89 appearances.