Bournemouth versus Luton Town Premier League match got halted on 1-1 when Hatters captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the field on Sunday at Vitality Stadium.
This was reminiscent of a similar incident in the Championship play-off final a few months ago.
Around the one-hour mark at the Vitality Stadium, Lockyer fell to his knees and then onto his front without apparent contact from an opponent.
Medical staff rushed to his aid, and Luton boss Rob Edwards joined to support his captain, guiding other players away.
Players from both teams left the field, and after some minutes of treatment, Lockyer, covered in a blanket, was taken off the pitch on a stretcher.
He was then hospitalized, leading to a 20-minute game suspension, eventually officially abandoned and scheduled for a replay on a date not disclosed.
Luton later released a statement on their Twitter account confirming Lockyer’s responsiveness in the hospital, followed by an update stating he had a cardiac arrest but was now in stable condition.
“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,” they stated.
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