Winger boost for Potters

Winger boost for Potters

Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic has been passed fit to play for Austria against Wales on Thursday despite his recent injury.

The 27-year-old limped out of Sunday’s draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford after 76 minutes after he collapsed in pain.

Arnautovic was sent to be assessed but the medical team granted the wideman permission to travel away with Austria after revealing the knee injury wasn’t too serious.

Das Team are set to host Wales in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday before travelling to face Serbia on October 9.

Austria boss Marcel Koller said: "Marko can now fully work out in training and he is fine to play. We have no injury problems in the squad."

Stoke face Sunderland next in a bottom of the table clash on October 15 and will be hopeful Arnautovic avoids a recurrence of the injury on international duty.