Luton captain Tom Lockyer 'stable' after suffering cardiac arrest during Premier League match

Lockyer was removed from the field of play on a stretcher

Luton captain Tom Lockyer is stable after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Premier League match against Bournemouth, the club have announced.

The Wales international was attended to by paramedics and staff in the second half of the match after collapsing on the pitch.

The club said on Saturday night: "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.”

A stretcher was brought out and play was paused with players from both sides sent to their dressing rooms as the Hatters defender, who remained on the ground, was treated on the pitch.

He was removed from the field of play on a stretcher surrounded by the medical team, and there was a standing ovation from the crowd.

Play remained suspended at the Vitality Stadium, with the clock paused at 65 minutes.

The game was abandoned almost half an hour after Lockyer had been taken off.

After confirmation the game was abandoned, both the Luton and Bournemouth players came back out on to the pitch to applaud the supporters.

The 29-year-old collapsed during the play-off final win against Coventry in May before being taken to hospital.

He subsequently had heart surgery and was given the all-clear to return to playing in June.

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