Premier League Lockyer Out Of Hospital After Heart Failure

Following a heart arrest on the pitch during Luton Town’s Premier League match against Bournemouth last Saturday, the club announced on Thursday that captain Tom Lockyer had been released from the hospital.

After having an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device to stop the occurrence from happening again, the 29-year-old defender left the hospital on Wednesday.

Following the incident, the match was abandoned; the entire match will be replayed.

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We are thankful to report that our captain Tom Lockyer has now begun a period of rehabilitation from the comfort of his own home,” Luton said in a statement.

“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.”

Luton stated that Lockyer’s problem during Saturday’s encounter against Bournemouth was not the same as the atrial fibrillation he sustained during their May victory over Coventry City in the promotion playoffs.

“We’re so proud to have Locks as our captain and his leadership will continue from the sidelines where his courage will inspire his team-mates, colleagues, and supporters, starting on Saturday,” the club added.

On Saturday, sixth-place Newcastle United will visit Luton, who are currently ranked eighteenth in the league.

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