Luton captain, Tom Lockyer provides an injury update from the hospital as the Hatters get ready for their famous win celebrations as they have secured a spot in the Premier League
On Monday afternoon, Luton is organising a victory parade through the town.
Tom Lockyer, the captain and a defender for Luton, claims that he is “feeling very much myself” after spending the night in the hospital after collapsing during Saturday’s Championship play-off victory over Coventry.
Tom Lockyer injury update today, report and return date news as video goes viral
Ten minutes into the Wembley final, Lockyer was transported to the hospital. He remained there for the remainder of the match while the Hatters defeated Coventry 6-5 on penalties to earn Premier League promotion.
That didn’t seem like a leg injury so very worrying to see a person fall down like that. We pray Tom Lockyer is ok
— Suzesport.com (@SuZeSport) May 27, 2023
Not sure what happened with Tom Lockyer but this looked pretty scary pic.twitter.com/bYjRALETNx
— Noah Robson (@noahrobson_) May 27, 2023
Lockyer has sent a message to the Luton fans
Prior to the 28-year-old being taken for checks, his parents were taken to meet him in Wembley. And last night, Lockyer sent a statement to his Instagram page. With a photo showing him enjoying Luton’s promotion with friends and family, he said, “Well, not quite where I thought I’d be celebrating at the final whistle!”
The player thanked the fantastic physios and medical staff of Luton Town and Wembley for the quick and comprehensive reaction. He confirmed being in the hospital as a precaution and also provided information about his testing the following morning. Further, he expressed his happiness about qualifying for Premier League.
Eight minutes into the match, Lockyer collapsed to the ground. He was attended to by medical personnel before being carried away on a stretcher. Sky Sports did not repeat the incident, although images of Lockyer receiving oxygen were shown.
Luton Town has made history.
Since being demoted on the eve of the Premier League era in 1992, promotion means Luton is back in the top division for the first time. None of the starting lineup for the Wembley final was even alive back then.
On Monday, Luton is scheduled to stage a promotion parade in St. George’s Square. It is unknown if Lockyer will attend the festivities. Fans can congregate in St. George’s Square starting at 10.30 am, according to the club, which has confirmed that the bus will depart from Kenilworth Road and get there at about 12.15 pm.