Lockyer issued a statement updating his health status


Tom Lockyer released a statement on Sunday to report his progress after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Premier match at home to Bournemouth. The match was suspended in the 59th minute. Lockyer also had a heart problem on May 27 and underwent surgery to correct joint fibrillation (irregular heart rhythm). In June the Luton captain received the go-ahead from doctors to return to playing.

The full statement

I just want to say that I am very well and feeling very well after the cardiac arrest I suffered in Bournemouth. The reason I am doing so well is because of the heroism of the players, staff, doctors and paramedics. I am grateful that it happened to me surrounded by these heroes. They saved my life. I will never forget what they did for me.

Although I was sad not to be involved, I was filled with pride watching the men continue the battle without me. The fighting spirit I saw in the last three games gave me a much needed boost. I will do my best in every possible way to help the Gaffer and the Club. It remains to be decided in what capacity this will happen, because in the new year I will meet with specialists.

I cannot stress enough how important it is for as many people as possible to know CPR. It literally saves lives, like mine. Check out the British Heart Foundation website to learn the basics or take a course. You never know when you might need it.

I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received and thank you all for your messages, letters, gifts and well wishes. Seeing the banners and hearing my name being chanted really means 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 have given my family during this time.

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and success in 2024.

Source: La Verdad


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