Tom Lockyer updates – Bournemouth vs Luton CANCELLED after major medical scare as club confirm cardiac arrest | The Sun

BOURNEMOUTH'S game against Luton Town has been abandoned after Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch.

The Welsh international got medical attention on the pitch and after a prolonged period of time, officials decided to abandon the match.

Club officials have since confirmed that he suffered a cardiac arrest and is in hospital having tests.

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  • By Jon Boon

    Bournemouth's classy response

    Bournemouth, Luton's opponents, have released their own well-wishing statement.

    It read: "We’re relieved to hear Tom is responsive.

    "Our thoughts will continue to be with Tom and his family at this time. We’d like to thank all the medical staff for their quick action as well as everyone inside the stadium for their support and unity during a difficult moment."

  • By Jon Boon

    Luton Town confirm Lockyer had heart attack

    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.

  • By Jon Boon

    Players applaud the fans

    It was a day where football came second.

    The players for Luton have gone off, after the game was suspended against Bournemouth.

    And their players have given the fans a standing ovation.

    BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 16: Albert Sambi Lokonga, Chiedozie Ogbene, Andros Townsend and Gabriel Osho of Luton Town applaud fans after returning to the pitch after the match is suspended after Tom Lockyer of Luton Town (not pictured) collapsed during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Luton Town at Vitality Stadium on December […]Credit: Getty
  • By Jon Boon

    Luton Town statement

    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.

    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.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Rob Edwards in tears

    The Luton Town manager has been brilliant this season and he was clearly upset by the scenes in Dorset as Tom Lockyer collapsed.

    Edwards ran on to the pitch to say to the players to give Lockyer breathing space and has conducted himself brilliantly.

    Credit: Rex
  • By Alex Terrell

    Lockyer's long journey to Prem

    Tom Lockyer has been part of the Wales squad for six years and he was part of Rob Page's squad that picked up just one point in last year's World Cup.

    Lockyer did not see any game time in Qatar but he has battled his way into the Premier League the hard way after spells at Charlton and Bristol Rovers.

    Credit: Getty
  • By Alex Terrell

    Luton on the game being suspended

    The Hatters have confirmed the news that the match is cancelled.

    We wait to see what happens next, the game is likely to be replayed in some capacity.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Premier League confirm game abandoned

    The league have reiterated that the match at the Vitality Stadium has been cancelled.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Players are on the pitch

    The two sets of players are out on the field applauding fans who have been superb throughout this incident.

    Everyone has shown the utmost respect to Lockyer and his health.

    The two sets of players are clearly not happy to continue playing and common sense has prevailed.

    Credit: Rex
    Credit: Reuters
  • By Alex Terrell

    Game is cancelled

    Bournemouth vs Luton Town has been cancelled.

    This match will not be continued today and the Premier League will need to confirm what happens next.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Lockyer is alert and responsive

    Tom Lockyer is "alert and is responsive," according to Luton's staff doctor.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Silence at Bournemouth

    One fan has tweeted: "Never heard a stadium without a sound. Again big respect for Bournemouth fans, chanting his name. Moments like these we should realise that we're all in this together."

  • By Alex Terrell

    Luton Town update

    The club have tweeted about the incident but no update on Tom Lockyer's condition yet.

  • By Alex Terrell

    Tom Lockyer collapsed in playoff final

    Luton Town ace Lockyer collapsed during the first half of last season's championship playoff final.

    He was taken to hospital and was later OK.


    I collapsed on Wembley pitch – luckily hospital had Sky so I could watch the game

  • By Alex Terrell

    Game suspended

    Players taken off the pitch at Bournemouth after Tom Lockyer collapsed.

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