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Tom Lockyer speaks for the first time since Luton skipper suffered cardiac arrest



Luton captain Tom Lockyer has issued on an update on his health, revealing his future will be decided in a meeting with specialists next month.


Lockyer collapsed during Luton’s trip to Bournemouth three weeks ago, with it later being revealed that the midfielder had suffered a cardiac arrest.

After being stabilised in hospital, the Welshman was discharged 11 days ago, though has understandably missed each Luton game since the incident.



Now, he has issued a fresh update on his health, with the midfielder set to hold a meeting with specialists in the New Year to decide his future.

Lockyer has insisted though that he will do everything he can to support the Hatters’ battle to beat relegation from the Premier League.



“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,” Lockyer said in a statement.


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“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.


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” 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.”


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