Lockyer to meet specialists to determine future

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Luton Town captain Tom Lockyer says he will meet specialists in the new year to decide his footballing future.

Lockyer, 29, suffered a cardiac arrest during Luton's match against Bournemouth on 16 December.

He was discharged from hospital with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device fitted.

"I will be doing whatever I can in whichever ways are possible to help the gaffer and the club," Lockyer said on social media.

"In what capacity that is remains to be decided as I'm due to meet with specialists in the new year."

He added that the "fighting spirit" shown by the side had given him a "much-needed lift" during his recovery, with 18th-placed Luton earning vital wins against Newcastle and Sheffield United either side of Christmas.

After he was discharged from hospital, Luton said Lockyer's cardiac arrest was different to his previous collapse in the Championship play-off final in May, when he suffered atrial fibrillation.

In his statement, Lockyer also praised the doctors and paramedics, as well as the reactions of his team-mates and both sets of fans.

"I am doing very well and feeling very much myself after the cardiac arrest I suffered in Bournemouth. The reason I'm doing so well is all down to the heroic actions of the players, staff, doctors and paramedics.

"I feel thankful that this happened to me surrounded by these heroes. They saved my life. I will never forget what you did for me."

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