Luton provide Tom Lockyer update after cardiac arrest

Luton Town have provided an update on the health of Tom Lockyer after the defender suffered a cardiac arrest during the club’s game with Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Wales international collapsed during the game at the Vitality Stadium, with Luton’s medical staff later revealing the 29-year-old was ‘alert and responsive’ after receiving treatment. The game was abandoned after the incident and will be replayed.

Lockyer’s cardiac arrest came after the centre-back collapsed during last season’s play-off final win over Coventry City, having suffered an atrial fibrillation of the heart. He received the all clear to resume his career following surgery.

Luton have now released a statement on the club’s social media channels, providing an update on the club captain’s condition and requesting privacy for Lockyer and his family at this time.

“While our captain Tom Lockyer remains in hospital following the cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch at Bournemouth yesterday, we understand that supporters are concerned for him and that there is widespread media interest in his condition,” the statement read.

“Tom is still undergoing tests and scans, and is awaiting the results before the next steps for his recovery are determined.

“We are unable to provide a running commentary on his situation, and request that all media please wait for any updates to be released via the club’s official channels when the time is right.

“We all want the very best for Tom, his partner Taylor and the whole Lockyer family, and politely ask that his and their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”

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