Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer to be released from hospital and allowed home

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Tom Lockyer watching the open-top bus parade from his hospital bed. Credit: Luton Town FC

Luton Town have confirmed that captain Tom Lockyer will be able to return home, after collapsing in the early stages of Saturday’s historic Championship play-off final against Coventry City. 

The Hatters confirmed that he completed all the necessary medical tests and observations and that he will be fit to take part in pre-season training. 

They said: “We would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support for Locks, who has had a season to remember and proudly led the team out on Saturday, with his team-mates completing the job for him.

“We can't wait to see you back home at the Kenny with that trophy in your hands, Locks!”

The 28-year-old underwent a series of tests at the Cavendish Clinic in London since collapsing on the Wembley pitch and being carried off on a stretcher.

He celebrated the penalty shoot-out win and his team’s promotion to the Premier League in hospital with his family at his bedside. 

During an open-top bus victory celebration on Monday, Luton players held up Lockyer’s shirt throughout the final as he recovered in hospital. 

Luton Town tweeted a picture of Lockyer giving a thumbs-up sign in a selfie with monitoring equipment attached to his chest.

A second shot showed coverage of the victory party on TV at the end of his hospital bed. 

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