‘The only thing I’m thinking about right now is Tom Lockyer’: Luton manager Rob Edwards breaks down in tears after his captain collapses on the pitch during the Championship play-off final
- Rob Edwards broke down in tears as he discussed Tom Lockyer’s injury
- Luton captain Lockyer was taken to hospital after he collapsed on the pitch
- Lockyer watched from his hospital bed as Luton were promoted to the top flight
Luton town manager Rob Edwards broke down in tears when discussing the injury suffered by captain Tom Lockyer in the Championship play-off final.
Edwards’ side secured promotion to the Premier League as they Coventry 6-5 on penalties at Wembley after the game finished 1-1.
However, Edwards stated that he didn’t feel like celebrating after the injury suffered by Lockyer, who was carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Edwards said: ‘I’ve got to be honest the only thing I’m thinking about right now is Tom Lockyer.
‘He’s been immense for us this season and health is the most important thing, family’s the most important thing, more important than football, more important than this.
Luton boss Rob Edwards said he didn’t feel like celebrating after Tom Lockyer’s injury
Lockyer’s father posted a picture of the defender watching the game with his family from hospital
‘All of those things that you were just talking about are great but I don’t care right now. A few of the guys have spoken to him.
‘That’s where my head’s at at the moment. It felt a little bit wrong to celebrate at the time, I just felt emotional.’
Lockyer was taken to hospital after collapsing early in the first half.
He was able to watch the end of the game with his family from his hospital bed.
His father Steve posted a picture of them celebrating and tweeted: ‘Tom’s Dad here. Tom is ok. Very happy but so sad he can’t be there with his team mates. Here is the moment.’
The Wales international was taken to the stadium’s medical room, where his parents joined him, before going to a specialist hospital in North London for further tests.
Luton tweeted: ‘We are able to report that after collapsing on the pitch, Tom Lockyer has been taken to hospital for further tests.
‘He is responsive and talking to his family, who are with him. We are all with you, Locks.’
The Luton captain was taken off on a stretcher after he collapsed in the first half at Wembley
The Luton players showed their support for Lockyer after the final whistle in the play-off final
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