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Tom Lockyer provides an update in his first post since his collapse at Bournemouth

Tom Lockyer provides an update in his first post since his collapse at Bournemouth, taking to Instagram on New Year’s Eve.

The 29 year old suffered a cardiac arrest at the Vitality Stadium on the 16th of December with the game subsequently being abandoned.

Last week, he was discharged from hospital as he continues his rehabilitation, but he has posted statement via his Instagram to provide supporters with an update.

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He said in a post via Instagram: “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. 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.

“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.


Luton boss Rob Edwards said at the press conference: “I speak to him every day. He is progressing. He seems bored already, but in generally good spirits, which is really good.

“He was taking the mick out of my Christmas trainers against Sheff United, so yeah he is doing well.

“I think we were tight already, I don’t think it is because of what has happened that we’ve won two games of football.

“Performances have been good before that but they’re an incredibly tight group these lads and they’re like a family.

“And obviously one of the family had a really tough time a couple of weeks ago, so we all have to rally round each other, support each other and help. If that has brought us tighter, then good but the main thing is Tom in all of this.”

Twitter users gave their reaction as Tom Lockyer provides an update in his first post since his collapse at Bournemouth…


@red_dog14: 👏👏 good luck to Tom & glad he’s doing well

@JulieHob1878: Best wishes for a healthy 2024 and a speedy recovery Tom 💙

@GeorgeBarnard66: We love you Locks! Get well soon

@OReillyJoAnne: Great to hear from you – sending the biggest well wishes Locks and wishing you and all your family a happy new year xxx

@ChristophAnde12: Everyone is with you Tom 🧡🧡🧡

@AFCBMackie: All the best to Tom ❤️🧡

@magpieday: All the best Tom – good luck with your recovery

@JPouch: Speedy recovery 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿❤️‍🩹🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🙏

@PaulSparks1964: Health and happiness in 2024 Tommy. #COYH 🎩🧡

@53BFC53: Nothing but good wishes to Tom and his family. It’s great to hear his recovery is going well also. 🍊🍊🍊

@JaseIves: Pleased you’re recovering Tom, all the very best moving forwards. Lovely words and ones to take heed of. Massive respect to all involved in ensuring you’re still here. Best wishes.

@EasthopeSteve: Speedy recovery Tom, I would like to underline the importance of everyone knowing and feeling confident to perform CPR. It truly does save lives

@RobJCallaghan: All the best for your recovery, Tom. Good luck 👍

@NicolaPartridg2: Gwaaan Tom, lad 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

@Maasseeeyy: Such a lovely message for our captain, bought a tear to my eye 🧡

@Tonyyates1878: All the best for 2024. Hope you will make a complete recovery and play again 🤞

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