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Luton Town vs Bournemouth abandoned as doctor provides update on Tom Lockyer

Luton Town vs Bournemouth abandoned as doctor provides update on Tom Lockyer

Tom Lockyer went down unchallenged during Luton Town vs Bournemouth

Luton Town's Premier League clash against Bournemouth has been abandoned after Hatters captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch during the second half.

On Saturday afternoon, during the Premier League clash between Luton and Bournemouth, the match was halted after Lockyer went down unchallenged.

According to Bournemouth Echo journalist Tom Crocker, who wrote: “Real concern as Tom Lockyer goes down with a head injury. Luton boss Rob Edwards immediately ran onto the pitch with the medical staff to get all the players away. Dean Court has fallen silent.”

After receiving treatment on the pitch, Lockyer was stretchered off as the entire stadium applauded.

Now, it has been reported that Lockyer is alert and responsive.

Sky Sports’ Gary Taphouse wrote on social media: “The Bournemouth staff doctor has confirmed that Tom Lockyer is "alert & responsive”.”

The match between Luton and Bournemouth has also been postponed due to the incident and will not be completed today(Saturday).

A tweet from CBS Sports said: "The Bournemouth-Luton Town match has been abandoned after Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer collapsed on the pitch."


Luton's official Twitter account wrote: "The fixture between AFC Bournemouth and Luton Town has been suspended. All our thoughts are with Tom Lockyer at this time."

Before the incident involving Lockyer occurred, the match was level at 1-1 after Elijah Adebayo gave the visitors the lead inside three minutes.

In the second half, Dominic Solanke scored the equaliser with 58 minutes on the clock.

Earlier in the year, a similar incident happened to Lockyer during Luton's Championship play-off final against Coventry at Wembley.

At the time, Lockyer said: “I've had the operation to fix it and it shouldn't happen again. 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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Topics: Luton Town, Bournemouth, Premier League, Football