Premier League Lockyer Visits Luton. Training Ground After Heart Arrest

Tom Lockyer, the captain of Luton Town, visited his teammates at the training ground on Monday, expressing his emotions as he continues to recuperate from a heart arrest he suffered during a Premier League game last month.

The 29-year-old Wales international had an implanted ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) device before being released from the hospital on December 21.

On December 16, in the 59th minute of a later abandoned match at Bournemouth, he had fallen.

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“I’ve really enjoyed coming in and seeing all the lads.

I haven’t seen them since what happened, so it’s really nice to see them all and be back in the building,” said Lockyer.

“Being so active for all my life, not just football but everything else in general, to then be told you can’t really do anything has been quite difficult.”

Luton manager Rob Edwards said it had been “a really good morning.

“I managed to hold it together but it was emotional.

It’s been a really difficult time for his family first and foremost, but for us it was great to see him,” he added.

“He’s such an impressive and focused person. There’s a rehabilitation process but he’s taking it slowly, he’s got a baby on the way and that’s his main focus.”

Luton, 18th in the league, play at home against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday.

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