Luton Town Skipper Tom Lockyer Leaves Football Future In Hands Of Medics

Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer says his future in football will be decided by specialists at the turn of the year.

Luton Town Skipper Tom Lockyer Leaves Football Future In Hands Of Medics

Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest while playing against Bournemouth in the Premier League on December 16.

The game was eventually halted and then abandoned.

It was the second time Lockyer had collapsed on the field of play, having also been forced off in similar circumstances in May's Championship playoff final against Coventry City at Wembley.

Lockyer has since been released from hospital and is undergoing a period of rehabilitation.

Now, Lockyer has provided an update on his condition on Instagram, writing: "I would just like to say that I am doing very well and feeling very much myself after the cardiac arrest I suffered in Bournemouth. The reason I’m doing so well is all down to the heroic actions of the players, staff, doctors and paramedics. I feel thankful that this happened to me surrounded by these heroes.

"They saved my life. I will never forget what you did for me. While I’m sad not to be involved, I feel full of pride watching the boys carry on the battle without me. The fighting spirit I’ve seen in the last three games has given me a much needed lift. I will be doing whatever I can in whichever ways are possible to help the gaffer and the Club. In what capacity that is remains to be decided as I’m due to meet with specialists in the new year. I cannot stress enough how important it is for as many people as possible to know CPR. It literally saves lives, like mine.

"Please check out the British Heart Foundation website for basics or get yourself on a course. You just never know when you might need it. I have been overwhelmed by the support that I have received and thank you all for your messages, letters, gifts and well wishes. Seeing the banners at the ground and hearing my name being sung really did mean a lot to me and my family. Finally I would like to thank Bournemouth, Gary Sweet, Rob Edwards and Luton Town for the support they’ve given my family during this time. I hope that everyone has a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2024."

The Premier League have announced that the abandoned game will be replayed in full at a later date.