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Wigan forward Charlie Wyke is stable after collapsing in training

Wigan forward Charlie Wyke, 28, is in stable condition after rushed to hospital after collapsing in training before Tuesday’s trip to Cambridge.


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Wigan Athletic forward Charlie Wyke has been hospitalized after collapsing in training.

Wyke, 28, collapsed during a session as the League One team prepared to face Cambridge United, with whom they drew 2-2 on Tuesday night.

In a statement, Wigan confirmed that Wyke was immediately treated by medical staff after he collapsed and he has since been taken to hospital where he remains stable.

Wyke has been chatting with his family, hospital staff and club staff members, but he will not be in contention to play for the foreseeable future.

Wigan forward Charlie Wyke (pictured against Solihull Moors on November 16) is in hospital after collapsing in training.  The club has confirmed that it is now in a stable condition

Wigan forward Charlie Wyke (pictured against Solihull Moors on November 16) is in hospital after collapsing in training. The club has confirmed that it is now in a stable condition

In a statement, Wigan CEO Mal Brannigan said: “ First and foremost, the top priority for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic is Charlie’s health and well-being and supporting him and his family.

As a Club, we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to all the NHS staff who, in what we know are difficult times, were excellent in their response and subsequent care to Charlie, working together with our medical team. .

Clearly, this news will cause alarm, although we politely request that the privacy of Charlie and his family be respected. At the appropriate time, we will look to provide further updates to our fans. ‘

Wyke was not involved in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Cambridge United, as Wigan cited illness for his absence.

The former Sunderland forward’s last appearance with Wigan was in the FA Cup on November 16 against the non-league Solihull Moors.

Wigan has confirmed that Wyke will not be available to play in the 'immediate future'

Wigan has confirmed that Wyke will not be available to play in the 'immediate future'

Wigan has confirmed that Wyke will not be available to play in the ‘immediate future’

The club has not disclosed the details and understanding of why Wyke collapsed during a training session, as the forward is supervised by Wigan’s medical staff and an independent consultant.

The increase in the number of players collapsing during games and in training is of great concern to clubs around the world.

Earlier this week, Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck collapsed 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 received 10 minutes of urgent treatment on the field at Madejski Stadium before being transferred to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

After remaining conscious in the hospital for approximately 12 hours, Fleck was discharged Wednesday morning and headed back to Sheffield and will be closely monitored by the club after speaking clearly with the club, doctors and his family. .

On Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League, Sherrif Tiraspol witnessed disturbing scenes as winger Adama Traore fell clutching his chest.

The Mali forward committed to a 50/50 challenge on the touchline with Real Madrid’s Nacho Fernández and when the ball went out of play, Traore appeared under duress.

The 26-year-old Traore turned to walk away from the ball, which had come out for a throw-in, in the 77th minute when he immediately felt uncomfortable, clutching his chest before hitting the grass.

He kept breathing the entire time, but after a few seconds of lying on the ground in anguish, the medics on the Moldovan side rushed to help.

Doctors immediately sought to use aromatic salts to activate his senses, but he was not reacting too much to them.

He was seen shaking his head in response to questions from the medics and was eventually brought to a sitting position before being assisted off the field and back to the locker room.

The Moldovan side has yet to detail the reasons why Traore suffered from chest pains.

More to follow.

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