Bournemouth Clash Halted as Lockyer Suffers On-Field Collapse!
The Premier League game between Bournemouth and Luton Town was abandoned after Luton captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch on Saturday.
The score was 1-1 in the 65th minute when Lockyer fell to the ground with no other player near him and players and Luton manager Rob Edwards reacted immediately to get medical attention.
Both sides left the pitch six minutes later.
“There’s a break in play as Tom Lockyer seeks medical attention. We are all with you Locks,” Luton Town posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Lockyer was carried off on a stretcher to applause from the crowd after the players had gone to the dressing rooms.
“The Premier League match between Bournemouth and Luton has been abandoned due to a player medical incident,” the Premier League’s official account posted on X.
“Our thoughts are with Tom Lockyer and all players involved in today’s match.”
Centre-back Lockyer collapsed during Luton’s promotion playoff final win against Coventry City at Wembley on May 27. The 29-year-old spent five days in hospital and had an operation to fix an atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to beat too fast as the atria contracts in an abnormal, fast, rhythm that prevents the heart from refilling with blood before pumping it back around the body again
Lockyer returned for pre-season training at Luton after receiving the all-clear.