Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck was taken off on a stretcher after a serious-looking incident in the second half of Tuesday night’s Championship game at Reading.
With the Blades leading 1-0, Fleck went down to the ground apparently unchallenged – and his team-mates quickly indicated for the medics to run on the pitch to tend to him.
Fleck, 30, appeared to receive emergency attention before, after a 10-minute delay, he was taken off on a stretcher and out of the ground to a waiting ambulance.
The Royal Berkshire Hospital is a short distance from the SCL Stadium.
United shortly after the episode released an update that was cautiously update, confirming that Fleck was conscious at the time of leaving the stadium.
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“Concerning moments as urgent medical attention needed for John Fleck.
“Play is yet to restart but the Scottish midfielder is on his feet and receiving further medical care.
“Fleck leaves the field on a stretcher after receiving urgent medical care.