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Luton captain Tom Lockyer taken to hospital after collapsing during the first half of the Championship play-off final in worrying scenes – with his club revealing the defender is responsive and will undergo further tests
- Tom Lockyer fell to the ground unchallenged as he ran back in the 12th minute
- The Luton captain was then carried off on a stretcher, wearing an oxygen mask
- His club revealed he is responsive and has been joined by his family in hospital
Luton captain Tom Lockyer was taken to hospital after collapsing early in the first half at Wembley.
The 28-year-old was running backwards towards his own goal when he fell to the ground and was unable to get back up.
Medical staff were immediately in attendance and Lockyer was conscious as he left the field on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.
The Wales international was taken to the stadium’s medical room, where his parents joined him, before going to a specialist hospital in North London for further tests.
Luton tweeted: ‘We are able to report that after collapsing on the pitch, Tom Lockyer has been taken to hospital for further tests.
Luton star Tom Lockyer suffered a worrying injury in Saturday’s Championship play-off final
The defender collapsed while running backwards and promptly received medical attention
Lockyer was then carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital to undergo further tests
‘He is responsive and talking to his family, who are with him. We are all with you, Locks.’
Lockyer scored the winning goal for Luton in their semi-final victory over Sunderland earlier this month and was also named as the club’s player of the season.
More to follow.