"I did text him to say how well he played (against Tottenham) and that we were thinking of him and - as you'd expect because he's such a good guy - I got a very, very positive response," Wilson said on Sky Sports News.
"It wasn't a long message, but the main line coming through was 'I will get through this'.
"He is a positive lad still in his early 20s, and you think of Aaron Ramsey with the career-threatening injury he had (a broken leg in 2010) and how well he has come through.
"I know the treatment he will get and all the positivity he has. We wish him well."