Luton captain Tom Lockyer collapses on pitch as Premier League game vs Bournemouth abandoned

16 December 2023, 16:48 | Updated: 16 December 2023, 22:45

Tom Lockyer
Tom Lockyer. Picture: Getty Images

By Olly Roberts

The Luton captain collapsed mid-way through the second half of their Premier League tie with Bournemouth after suffering a cardiac arrest.

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The Premier League match between Bournemouth and Luton has been abandoned after the Hatters' captain, Tom Lockyer, collapsed on the pitch.

As Lockyer received medical treatment on the field, both sets of players were taken off the pitch with the score at 1-1.

Both sets of players were taken off midway through the second half as Lockyer received medical treatment.

Lockyer
Lockyer. Picture: Getty Images

Lockyer previously collapsed during Luton's play-off final win against Coventry in May but was given the all clear to play after having heart surgery.

After receiving treatment, he was eventually taken off on a stretcher and was applauded by all sections of the ground.

Once the match had officially been called-off, players from both teams returned to the pitch to thank fans for their support.

In a statement, the Premier League said: "The match between AFC Bournemouth and Luton Town FC has been abandoned due to a player medical incident. "Our thoughts are with Tom Lockyer and all players involved in today's match."

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