Fabrice Muamba sends message to Tom Lockyer after Luton star's heart attack at Bournemouth


Fabrice Muamba has sent well wishes to Luton Town defender Tom Lockyer after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday's match against AFC Bournemouth. Luton's Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium was abandoned after Lockyer collapsed in the second half.

Referee Simon Hooper rushed the game to a halt at around the hour mark after the 29-year-old fell to the floor near the centre circle.

Luton manager Rob Edwards was among those who rushed to Lockyer to clear room for paramedics to provide treatment while both sets of players were sent to their dressing rooms.

The Premier League later announced the abandonment, after which Edwards was spotted in tears while players returned to the pitch to applaud supporters.

In March 2012, Muamba collapsed in the first half of an FA Cup tie between Bolton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

The then-23-year-old's heart stopped beating for 78 minutes but he astonishingly survived and has lived a fulfilled life since.

He took to X (formerly Twitter) to send his love to Lockyer after Saturday's worrying incident on the south coast.


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