Robert Huth in hospital with suspected meningitis

Stoke City's Robert HuthStoke have confirmed that Robert Huth has been taken to hospital with a suspected case of meningitis.

The German centre back complained of feeling unwell on Monday after a mystery virus, and has been taken in for further tests to determine the severity of the illness.

Tony Pulis has confirmed the news but is hopeful that the player will not be sidelined for too long.

“The club can confirm that Robert Huth has suspected meningitis and that they are awaiting the outcome of further tests,” the Welsh boss told the club’s official website.

“It’s a major concern so close to the start of the new season because Huthy is such an important figure for us.

“It takes a lot to knock Huthy back, but he was clearly not well, so we have sent him to hospital and will hopefully have the results of the tests on him tomorrow. We’re just hoping he will be OK and it’s not too serious,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight