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Professional footballer John Fleck collapses on the field: "Pray that everything will be fine"

2021-11-24T14:41:08.146Z

Professional footballer John Fleck collapsed on the pitch during a game in the English second division. His teammates acted quickly and stood around him as a privacy screen. Fleck had to be hospitalized.



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Scottish midfielder John Fleck collapsed on the pitch during an English second division match

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John Fleck, professional footballer for English second division club Sheffield United, collapsed on the lawn during a game on Tuesday evening.

During the game against Reading FC, Fleck went unconscious to the ground - his teammates acted quickly and stood around him as a privacy screen.

The 30-year-old was treated for almost ten minutes until he regained consciousness and was carried away on a stretcher.

Then Fleck was taken straight to the hospital.

Sheffield coach Slaviša Jokanović said after the game that Fleck was awake again and asked about the result - the club wrote on Twitter.

The game continued despite the shock moment, with Sheffield United winning it 1-0.

John Fleck, who has played in Sheffield since 2016, spent the night in the hospital.

On Wednesday lunchtime, the club reported - also via Twitter - that Fleck had been dismissed and wanted to return to the team on the same day.

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Source: spiegel

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