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Lockyer hails heroes who saved his life after cardiac arrest
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Simon Peach
Press Association
Tom Lockyer has seen an outpouring of well wishes
Tom Lockyer has seen an outpouring of well wishes

Luton captain Tom Lockyer has thanked the heroes who saved his life after suffering a cardiac arrest at Bournemouth earlier this month. 

The 29-year-old collapsed in the 59th minute of the Premier League clash at Vitality Stadium, resulting in the December 16 fixture being abandoned.

Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest and was discharged from hospital five days later following a successful procedure to fit an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. 

The Welshman made his first comments since the incident via his Instagram account on New Year’s Eve, providing an update on his well-being and expressing gratitude to all those who helped. 

He said: "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."

Concerns over Lockyer's health had been heightened after he collapsed during May's Championship play-off final victory over Coventry, leading him to undergo surgery to correct an atrial fibrillation. 

The defender returned to action for the start of the new season and the Wales international highlighted 10 people for particular praise after suffering a cardiac arrest. 

Lockyer named Phil Ballett, Abbey Clark, Dean Fernee and Adam Todhunter, along with Dr Craig Roberts, Dr Mufeed Ni'man and Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing. 

Simon Parsell, Chris Phillips and Dr Amos Ogunkoya were others included on the front image of an Instagram post featuring a lengthy caption. 


Luton TownPremier LeagueTom LockyerAFC BournemouthPhilip Billing
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