Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck discharged from hospital

Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has been discharged from hospital after falling to the ground during a 1-0 win at Reading on Tuesday evening.

Lake underwent extensive medical examination and stayed overnight at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for observation.

United manager Slavisa Djokanovic expressed relief after the match that the 30-year-old was “conscious and talking”.

Fleck was allowed to return home on Wednesday, where he would be closely monitored by Blades’ medical staff.

“Sheffield United are grateful to report that John Fleck has been discharged from hospital and will return to Sheffield today,” a statement from the Sky Bet Championship club said.

“When he was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital he was conscious and communicating with club and medical personnel as well as his family.

“After an overnight hospital stay for extensive medical examinations and observation, he has been allowed to go home, where the joint medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.


The game was delayed by 10 minutes (John Walton/PA)

“United and John Fleck would like to thank everyone who helped through a stressful time last night and everyone for their helpful messages as well.”

Fleck went down with the ball just after hours on Tuesday, with teammates quickly calling for medical help.

The Scotsman was given oxygen and, after a 10-minute delay, was taken on a stretcher and off the ground to a waiting ambulance.

The South Yorkshire club won their first of four matches after a goal from defender Jaden Bogle.

After the game, Blades boss Djokanovic said: “John is conscious, he is in the hospital, he is talking to doctors and he is in good hands.

“We hope that everything will be fine and we hope that everything will be fine. He was talking and he asked for the result.

“I didn’t actually witness the incident, but it looked like he just collapsed, without any physical contact with his surroundings.

“I am not a doctor but the news is positive. It was not an easy situation for everyone.”

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