(Bournemouth) A Premier League match between Bournemouth and Luton was abandoned after Luton’s Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch in the second half on Saturday.
Both teams left the Vitality Stadium pitch as Lockyer, the Luton captain, received treatment for around seven minutes.
The 29-year-old was then carried off on a stretcher.
“Our medical team have confirmed that the Hatters captain suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, but was responsive by the time he was carried off on the stretcher,” Luton Town FC wrote on X.
He was subsequently “transferred to hospital, where we can reassure our supporters that he is in a stable condition and is currently undergoing further tests with his family at his bedside,” a- it was clarified.
“Our thoughts are with Tom Lockyer and all the players involved in the match,” the Premier League said in a statement.
Lockyer, a central defender who plays international soccer for Wales, fell to the ground while not involved in a sequence of play.
Players from both teams called for help. Luton manager Rob Edwards ran onto the pitch.
Lockyer later appeared “alert and responsive”, the BBC said.
The score was 1-1 and referee Simon Hooper made the decision to abandon the match, after 65 minutes of play.
Lockyer collapsed during Luton’s win over Coventry in May at Wembley Stadium in the second-tier Championship final.
He underwent heart surgery and was given the green light to return to play six months ago, the BBC said.