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Lockyer still undergoing tests and scans in hospital

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AFC Bournemouth’s match with Luton Town on Saturday was unfortunately abandoned during the first half, with the score 1-1.

Worrying scenes saw Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer collapse on the Dean Court pitch and quickly attended by the medical staff of both Luton Town and AFC Bournemouth.

Lockyer was treated on the pitch before being taken back to the stadium’s medical room.

We all hope and pray for our leader and captain Tom Lockyer, who is thankfully responsive and has been taken to hospital. We don’t know the full extent of what happened and what the next steps are at this stage, but we thank Bournemouth and the medical staff on both sides for their immediate response, which was absolutely amazing. We are sorry to all supporters present that players from both sides were in no state of mind to continue with the game after seeing their much-loved team-mate and friend taken off like that, and staff could not carry on with managing the game in such circumstances having had to deal with the situation. We thank everyone for the wonderful applause and singing of Locks’ name inside the stadium at such a difficult time. Now is the time for all of our players, staff and supporters to come together as we always do and give our love and support to Tom and his family. Our thoughts are with him and them all.

Following the announcement that the game would be suspended, all players and staff from both Luton Town and AFC Bournemouth came back out onto the pitch to applaud the supporters around all four sides of the ground.

For those inside the ground, it felt like there was a genuine connection between the fans and players/staff of both teams all around the ground. Especially between the Luton Town manager Rob Edwards and all supporters, as he walked the full parameter of the pitch often saying “thank you” whilst clearly emotional.

Luton Town have since confirmed that Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch. He was responsive by the time he was stretchered off and he was later transported to hospital where he underwent further tests and scans.

Luton Town have now asked for privacy at this time and have stated that any updates will be released when possible.

Our medical staff have confirmed that the Hatters captain suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch, but was responsive by the time he was taken off on the stretcher. He received further treatment inside the stadium, for which we once again thank the medical teams from both sides. Tom was transferred to hospital, where we can reassure supporters that he is stable and currently undergoing further tests with his family at his bedside. We would like to thank everyone for their support, concern and loving messages for Locks.

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. 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.

Everyone at AFCB Vital would like to pass on our best wishes to Tom Lockyer, his family, friends and everyone associated with Luton Town Football Club.

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Leeds Hatter said…

Thank you for the fantastic reception your fans gave our team when they came out after the match. A real touch of class. – To join the conversation, click here.

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