Sheffield United’s John Fleck is released from the hospital after collapsing on the field in Reading
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck is released from the hospital after collapsing on the pitch and receiving 10 minutes of urgent medical attention during the Championship match with Reading.
- Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was rushed to hospital Tuesday night.
- Fleck collapsed during Sheffield United’s championship game with Reading
- The 30-year-old received 10 minutes of urgent medical attention on the court
- Fleck was able to stand with the help of an oxygen mask and was conscious
- He was conscious in the hospital and was released Wednesday morning.
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was released from the hospital after collapsing on the field during his team’s Championship game with Reading on Tuesday night.
The Blades were leading 1-0 thanks to Jayden Bogle’s goal in the 56th minute when Fleck collapsed on the field in the second half.
His teammates called for medical assistance immediately and the 30-year-old He received 10 minutes of urgent treatment on the field at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night before being transferred to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
After remaining conscious in the hospital for approximately 12 hours, Fleck was discharged Wednesday morning and will be heading back to Sheffield and will be closely monitored by the club after speaking clearly with the club, doctors and his family. .
Sheffield United has not commented on what caused Fleck’s collapse or what part of the body was affected in the incident.
Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was rushed to hospital after collapsing on the field.
There was immediate concern for the Scottish international at Madejski’s field.
The players watched with their heads in their hands as Fleck received treatment for 10 minutes.
A statement from Blades said Wednesday: “Sheffield United is grateful to report that John Fleck has been released from the hospital and will return to Sheffield today.
“ He was conscious when he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and communicated with the club and medical staff as well as his family.
After full medical exams and an overnight stay in the hospital for observation, he was allowed to return home, where United medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.
“United and John Fleck would like to thank everyone who attended last night at a stressful time and also everyone for their messages of support.”
The 30-year-old received 10 minutes of urgent medical treatment on the pitch at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night before being transferred to hospital.
Sky Sports News reported Tuesday night that Fleck “was able to stand with the help of an oxygen mask” and was conscious when he left the stadium. However, he still needed a stretcher to get off the court safely.
Fleck received a standing ovation from the crowd and a round of applause as he was carried off the court on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
Play resumed shortly after Fleck’s departure, with Conor Hourihane replacing the midfielder. Thirteen minutes of injury time were also added to the game.
Sheffield United managed to hold on to the 1-0 victory and climb to 16th place in the table, but called their support for Fleck “more important”.