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Tom Lockyer gave thanks to the medical staff accordingly thorough response” after he collapsed during his side’s Sky Bet Championship play-off final victory against Coventry.
Tom Lockyer fell to the floor, however, while running back during the match and received treatment before being carried off on a stretcher. The game went to penalties after Jordan was cancelled out by Hamer to finish a 1-1 goal win after extra time, and the Hatters secured Premier League football for next season with a 6-5 victory on penalties.
Luton players held up Lockyer’s shirt throughout their celebrations and the captain posted an update on Instagram.
He said: “Well not quite where I thought I’d be celebrating at the final whistle! “I would just like to say a massive thank you to the amazing physios and doctors at Luton and Wembley for the swift and thorough response.
A much scarier moment for everyone else than myself I am sure!
“Commiserations to Coventry a fantastic opponent over 3 games which had to be decided by penalties.
“I am currently in hospital under precaution and will stay here overnight for further tests in the morning.
“I am feeling very much myself, helped by the way the lads left it all out on the pitch! It’s such an honour to be part of this team. Premier League baby. It is a remarkable turnaround given just nine years ago the Hatters ended a five-season stretch in the fifth tier, but manager Edwards admitted emotions were “mixed” afterwards following Lockyer’s collapse. He told: “I felt a bit numb. I just made sure I shook Mark’s hand and his staff,” He said. I don’t want to be that guy that just starts running off and celebrating before I’ve seen the other manager. I just felt very numb. I still do. It hasn’t sunk in quite yet. It might take a few days, but it’s great. It does feel good. It was mixed because of Locks (Lockyer), that’s why I couldn’t go for it celebrating.”
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