Luton Town players 'in no state of mind to continue' as statement released after Tom Lockyer's terrifying collapse | The Sun

LUTON have confirmed Tom Lockyer is responsive after being taken to hospital following his collapse on the pitch.

The defender went down off the ball in the 59th minute against Bournemouth with the Premier League clash being abandoned.

Luton have issued an update on Lockyer's condition stating both sets of players were in no state of mind to continue playing.

A statement read: "We all hope and pray for our leader and captain Tom Lockyer, who is thankfully responsive and has been taken to hospital.

"We don’t know the full extent of what happened and what the next steps are at this stage, but we thank Bournemouth and the medical staff on both sides for their immediate response, which was absolutely amazing.

"We are sorry to all supporters present that players from both sides were in no state of mind to continue with the game after seeing their much-loved team-mate and friend taken off like that, and staff could not carry on with managing the game in such circumstances having had to deal with the situation.



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"We thank everyone for the wonderful applause and singing of Locks’ name inside the stadium at such a difficult time.

"Now is the time for all of our players, staff and supporters to come together as we always do and give our love and support to Tom and his family.

"Our thoughts are with him and them all."

The players were sent to the changing rooms as Lockyer received treatment on the pitch – after Luton boss Rob Edwards ran onto the pitch to tell players to make way for the medical team.

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The decision was made to abandon the match shortly before 5pm as both Luton and Bournemouth players felt unable to continue.

Prior to the medical emergency, Luton were holding Bournemouth to a 1-1 draw after Dominic Solanke had cancelled out Elijah Adebayo's opener for visitors Luton in the 58th minute.

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