TOM LOCKYER has received a major boost after the Luton captain was told he will be discharged from hospital today – and be fit for pre-season training.
Centre-back Lockyer, 28, collapsed and was carried off on a stretcher after just eight minutes of the Hatters’ Championship play-off final penalty shootout triumph over Coventry at Wembley last Saturday.
The cause of his shock collapse has yet to be revealed.
But Luton revealed Wales defender Lockyer has been given the green light to return home following tests at the Cavendish Clinic in London.
Rob Edwards’ Premier League newsboys expect Lockyer – who was left out of Robert Page’s Wales squad on Tuesday for Euro 2024 qualifiers in June – will be available for pre-season training at Kenilworth Road next month (July).
A Luton statement read: “We are so pleased that Tom will be allowed to leave hospital and return home on Thursday.
“He has been a frustrated patient, but has completed all the necessary medical tests and observations to be allowed home for a period of rest before the start of pre-season training, which he will be fit to take part in.
“We would like to thank everyone for their messages of love and support for Locks, who has had a season to remember and proudly led the team out on Saturday, with his team-mates completing the job for him.
“We can’t wait to see you back home at the Kenny with that trophy in your hands, Locks!”
Luton’s public message hinted that Lockyer, who is out of contract this summer, is set to sign a new deal.
Lockyer joined the club from Charlton on a free transfer in 2020.