Tom Lockyer discharged from hospital and begins rehabilitation after cardiac arrest in Bournemouth clash | The Sun

TOM LOCKYER has been discharged from hospital, Luton have confirmed.

The Hatters captain will begin his rehabilitation at home after suffering a cardiac arrest against Bournemouth.

In a statement, the club said: "We are thankful to report that our captain Tom Lockyer has now begun a period of rehabilitation from the comfort of his own home after he was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.

"This encouraging news follows a successful procedure that took place on Tuesday whereby Tom had an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) device fitted to prevent a repeat of Saturday’s incident.

"The Club, Tom and the Lockyer family would like to take this opportunity to repeat our collective heartfelt thanks to all at Bournemouth, their supporters, club officials and especially their medical staff and midfielder Philip Billing, who was the first to reach Tom on the pitch and summon assistance.

"Supported by the actions of Bournemouth’s medical team and local paramedics, it was ultimately the protocols instilled and professional actions of our own medical staff that gave Tom this chance to recover and to whom we are thankful."



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Lockyer collapsed during Saturday's match between Bournemouth and Luton at the Vitality Stadium.

The match was abandoned as a result of the incident, with the Premier League since confirming it will be replayed in full.

Luton also revealed the issue the defender experienced was different to what caused his collapse in May's play-off final at Wembley.

The statement added: "The clinical advice Tom and the Club has taken since the Championship play-off final has been conducted by the most renowned cardiologists, who have been involved at every step, along with a team of supporting multi-disciplinary consultants.

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"We can now confirm that the tests taken this week had revealed that the issue Tom experienced on Saturday was different to the atrial fibrillation he suffered in May."

The Wales international moved to Kenilworth Road from Charlton in 2020 and was later named club captain.

He has made 117 appearances for the club, including 14 in the Premier League this season, and scored seven goals.

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