A player suffered a cardiac arrest in the PL

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards has revealed how he felt when Tom Lockyer collapsed.

“Luton Town manager Rob Edwards has revealed how he felt during Tom Lockyer’s heart attack last December,” the Daily Mail reported on Dec. 18 (KST).

The incident happened last December. Luton Town played Bournemouth in the 17th round of the 2023/24 English Premier League (PL) season at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England.

Luton Town took the lead early in the match. Elijah Adebayo opened the scoring in the third minute of the first half. Bournemouth fought back. Dominic Solanke equalized in the 18th minute of the second half to tie the game.

In the midst of all the excitement, something unfortunate happened. Luton Town”s captain, Lockyer, suddenly collapsed. There was no apparent collision or injury. The referee realized something was wrong and quickly called for the medical staff.

Lockyer was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher with oxygen. Fans applauded to wish Lockyer a speedy recovery. After a 30-minute delay, the game was finally called off without further play.

Luckily, Lockyer quickly regained consciousness. Luton Town said: “Our captain suffered a cardiac arrest but was responsive from the time he was stretchered off. He received further treatment inside the stadium. We are grateful to both teams’ medical teams.”

“Lockyer was taken to hospital. He is currently undergoing further tests with his family. We would like to thank everyone for their messages of support, concern and love for Lockyer.”

Director Rob Edwards spoke about his feelings at the time. “I don’t want to talk about it too much. That (Lockyer’s heart attack) was different, it was 메이저토토사이트 so scary,” he confessed.

“I broke down in front of the players and said, ‘I’m supposed to be the leader here, but I don’t know what to say. I can’t lead you guys right now,'” he said. Everyone acted differently. You can see how strong we are as a group.”

“I know I should have stood up and been the face of the team, but I couldn’t continue, so we were able to show our strength and unity,” Edwards recalled.

Lockyer, meanwhile, had a similar problem nine months ago, when he suffered an arrhythmia during the English Championship playoffs and was rushed to hospital. He is currently recovering, but it’s unclear if he will play again.


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