Tom Lockyer, captain of Luton Town in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL), suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest during the game. Fortunately, the condition is said to have improved now.According to the British BBC, Lockyer suddenly collapsed 15 minutes into the second half of the 2023-2024 EPL 17th round away game against Bournemouth held at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, on the 17th (Korean time) when the score was 1-1.When Lockyer collapsed even though there was no physical collision with the opposing player, the Bournemouth players, sensing the seriousness of the situation, hurriedly stopped the game and requested medical staff to be brought in.The EPL Secretariat officially announced that the match was suspended due to a medical incident.According to the club, the reason Lockyer collapsed was cardiac arrest.
A club official told the BBC, “Medics confirmed that Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, but had a (physical) reaction when he was taken out on a stretcher.” Lockyer received additional (emergency) treatment inside the stadium. “I would like to thank the medical teams of both clubs,” he said. He added, “Lockyer was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition,” and “additional tests are being conducted with his family at the hospital bed.”This isn’t the first time Lockyer has collapsed. He was taken to the hospital after collapsing from cardiac arrest in the 2022-23 England Professional Football Championship (Second Division) play-off final against Coventry last May.At that time, he returned to the field after undergoing heart surgery, but suffered another sudden cardiac arrest, putting his life at a crossroads.Luton Town apologized to the fans who visited the stadium and said, “The players were in no condition to continue the game after seeing their beloved teammate and friend face such a situation.”Bournemouth also said, “We will be with Lockyer and his family,” and added, “We are grateful to the medical staff who took quick action 온라인카지노 even in a difficult moment, and to the fans in the stadium who sent their support.”