The incident involving Tom Lockyer during the Bournemouth and Luton match led to the Premier League’s decision to replay the entire fixture due to the cardiac arrest he suffered, which caused the game’s abandonment.

The Premier League board has confirmed the replay but hasn’t set a date for the fixture yet. In their statement, they expressed gratitude to the medical staff and everyone involved for their prompt response during the distressing situation. Their primary focus remains on Lockyer’s recovery, extending thoughts to him, his family, and everyone at Luton Town FC.

Luton Town disclosed Lockyer’s hospitalization for tests and scans, respecting his privacy and refraining from issuing continuous updates on his health. The event during the match, where Lockyer collapsed, prompted immediate aid from paramedics and staff, with players leaving the pitch as medical attention was provided. They later returned to acknowledge the crowd after the match was officially abandoned by the Premier League.

Lockyer had previously undergone surgery in June to address atrial fibrillation after a similar incident during Luton’s Championship play-off final win against Coventry. Despite this, he had returned to action for the new season and had participated in 15 games across various competitions before the recent match.