Tom Lockyer is considering retirement
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Tom Lockyer is considering retirement

01/05/24 15:19

Luton Town’s Tom Lockyer has said that he is “at peace” with the idea that he might not play football again following his cardiac arrest in December of last year.

Despite stating that he would love to return to the pitch, he has acknowledged that the decision is not up to him.

“It would have to come down to someone who’s a cardiologist or a specialist who has done full research into what has gone on and if it could happen again, because we’ve got a little girl now and she takes priority,” Lockyer told BBC Radio Wales Breakfast. Lockyer’s collapse in December, when playing against Bournemouth, was his second in seven months.

The 29-year-old also suffered a cardiac arrest in Luton’s playoff win against Coventry in May 2023.

He has since been fitted with an in-built defibrillator should something similar happen again.

The defender is currently working with the British Heart Foundation, campaigning to get people to learn CPR. “It literally is a life-saver and I’m living proof of that,” said Lockyer.

While recovering, Lockyer has been completing his coaching badges as, even if his footballing career was to end prematurely, he would like to continue within the sport.

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