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Bournemouth vs Luton abandoned after Tom Lockyer collapses on pitch


Saturday’s meeting between Bournemouth and Luton Town has been abandoned after Hatters defender Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch.

Shortly before the hour mark, with the score tied at 1-1, Lockyer collapsed away from any other players, sparking an immediate response from medical officials, and he was eventually stretchered off the pitch.

Officials made the decision to suspend the game and lead the players down the tunnel and, after nearly half an hour, the match was abandoned altogether.

According to Sky Sports News, the Bournemouth doctor has since confirmed that 29-year-old Lockyer is “alert and responsive”.

Lockyer previously collapsed on the pitch during last season’s Championship play-off final, after which he underwent heart surgery.

“I’ve had the operation to fix it and it shouldn’t happen again,” he told the BBC. “There’s not really any reason to say why that happened.

“I’ve been given the all-clear – it is what it is and I just want to draw a line under it now and move on.

“I’ve had my full heart checked and double checked with all the scans and tests they can do on a heart, and they’ve all come back positive.”



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