Wigan’s Charlie Wyke was taken to hospital after collapsing in training prior his side’s match against Cambridge United in midweek.
The League One club confirmed the 28-year-old is in a stable condition and continuing to be closely monitored.
Wyke, who is communicating with family and staff, was treated by club medics following his collapse earlier this week before being taken to hospital.
The former Sunderland player missed Tuesday’s draw at Cambridge United with Wigan saying it was through illness.
He last featured in Wigan’s FA Cup first-round replay win against Solihull Moors on 16 November and has scored five league goals in 15 appearances this season.
Club Statement | Charlie Wyke
We can provide supporters with the following update on Latics striker Charlie Wyke.#wafc
— Wigan Athletic (@LaticsOfficial) November 25, 2021
Wigan Athletic striker Charlie Wyke will not be available for selection for the immediate future.
The 28-year-old collapsed during training in the build up to Latics’ Sky Bet League One match at Cambridge United and, after receiving treatment from the Club’s medical staff, Charlie was taken to hospital where he continues to be monitored.
We are pleased to say Charlie is in a stable condition and is in communication with his family, hospital staff and the Club’s medical team.
Charlie will continue to be monitored closely by an independent medical consultant and the Club’s medical staff over the next few days.
Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, Mal Brannigan, said:
“First and foremost, the absolute priority for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic is Charlie’s health and wellbeing and providing support to him and his family.
“As a Club, we would like to place on record our sincere appreciation to all of the staff within the NHS who, within what we know are challenging times, were excellent in their response and subsequent care for Charlie, working together with our medical team.
“Clearly this news will cause alarm, though we would politely request that the privacy of Charlie and his family is respected. At the appropriate time, we will look to provide further updates to our supporters.”
Fans have reacted with Wigan’s Charlie Wyke taken to hospital after collapsing in training prior their match in midweek…
@LimbsSunderland: Wishing you a speedy recovery. Charlie ❤
@Pons_Voice: Could have left it at:
“First and foremost, the absolute priority for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic is Charlie’s health and wellbeing…”
I think I can speak for all #WAFC fans when I wish him a full and speedy recovery. Be well Charlie, thoughts are with you 💙
@terrythomas1: All that matters is Charlie’s health 💙
@WorthingtonBaz: Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery, get well soon big man, this puts things into perspective
@pafc_brad: All banter aside in football when it comes to health that’s the most important hope he make a speedy recovery for you
@davidnaylor83: Get well soon Charlie Wyke. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back out in a latics shirt soon. #wafc #CharlieWykeWykeWyke
@carlbate1160: Get well soon Charlie, the whole of Latics community are behind you to make a speedy recovery.
@RobertO04849490: Get well soon Charlie up the tics.
@danp91: Shocking news, hopefully he makes a full and speedy recovery
@tombat81: Gutted is an understatement. Sweated blood for us this season. All the best charlie
@AdamONeillio: Horrible news this. Hope Charlie makes a full recovery
@DanVoiels: Seems to be happening more often at the moment. Hope he makes a full recovery. #bwfc
@JoPSmith25: So scary. This seems to be happening a lot recently with players and some fans as well
Get well soon big man 💙 pic.twitter.com/krGRRE80eC
— Jamie Whittle (@_JamieWhittle) November 25, 2021
speedy recovery big man pic.twitter.com/NIuhozw4VU
— Dj (@djedmandsbcafc) November 25, 2021
It comes just days after Sheffield United’s John Fleck collapsed on the pitch mid-game in the 63rd minute away to Reading in the Championship.
The 30 year old midfielder fell to the ground unchallenged with the Blades going on to secure a 1-0 win at the Select Car Leasing Stadium thanks to Jayden Bogle.
While the result was all well and good, everyone had Flecky in their mind, and were kept updated over his condition after being rushed to A&E.
Sheffield United revealed after the match that Fleck was conscious when he left the stadium via the ambulance gate.
Fleck was given urgent medical attention and after a 10 minute stoppage in play, was taken off on a stretcher and out of the ground to a waiting ambulance.
He was taken straight to the Royal Berkshire Hospital to undergo tests.
The issued a further statement the following day: “Sheffield United is grateful to report that John Fleck has been discharged from hospital and will return to Sheffield today (Wednesday).
“He was conscious when he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and was communicative with club and medical personnel, as well as his family.
“After comprehensive medical examinations and staying in hospital overnight for observation, he has been allowed home, where United medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.
“United and John Fleck would like to thank all who assisted at a stressful time last night and also everyone for their supportive messages.”