Tom Lockyer ‘stable’ after suffering cardiac arrest

Tom Lockyer claps during premier league match in the 2023/24 season.

LUTON FC captain Tom Lockyer is in a ‘stable condition’ after suffering a cardiac arrest during their match against Bournemouth.

The game was abandoned shortly after with both sides ‘in no state of mind to continue’.

Just one minute after Bournemouth had equalised, the Luton defender collapsed in his own half.

Manager Rob Edwards immediately ran onto the pitch, with both sets of players visibly distressed as paramedics and team medical staff attended to Lockyer.

A statement from Luton FC confirmed that the 29-year-old was responsive ad has been taken to hospital to undergo further tests.

It read: ‘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.’

It is the second time this season that Lockyer has collapsed on the football pitch.

In May, he collapsed during the team’s Championship play-off win against Coventry after heart surgery, and was given the all clear to return to the pitch in June.

After Saturday’s game was officially abandoned, the players from both Luton and Bournemouth came back out on to the pitch to applaud the crowd, with Edwards close to tears on his lap around the ground.