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Reports: Sunderland forward Fabio Borini collapses in locker room

Fabio Borini joined Sunderland on a loan from Liverpool. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Fabio Borini (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sunderland forward Fabio Borini collapsed in the locker room at halftime of a Premier League match in Cardiff, according to Sky Sports via NBC Sports.

The Italian striker reportedly regained consciousness and was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure.

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Borini, 22, joined Sunderland from Liverpool on a season-long loan deal in the summer.