John Fleck rushed to hospital after Sheffield United star collapses in worrying scenes

November 24, 2021 in News by RBN Staff


Source: Express

John Fleck was rushed to hospital after collapsing during Sheffield United’s match at Reading on Tuesday.



Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has been rushed to hospital after collapsing in worrying scenes during his side’s 1-0 Championship win at Reading. The Blades were leading at the time thanks to Jayden Bogle’s second-half strike. Fleck collapsed to the ground when off the ball and his team-mates immediately called for medical assistance.


Fleck was helped back to his feet by the medics after receiving attention for nearly 10 minutes and was given oxygen before being stretchered off.

He was put into an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital.

Sky Sports News claimed Fleck ‘was able to stand with the aid of an oxygen mask’ and was ‘conscious’ when he left the stadium.

Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic gave an update on Fleck’s condition when speaking to reporters after the match.

Jokanovic said: “He is in hospital, he is conscious and he asked for the result. Hopefully he we will be okay.

“He is safe, in good hands and we pray that everything will be okay.”

John Fleck was rushed to hospital after the Sheffield United star collapsed during Tuesday’s match (Image: GETTY)

At the time of the incident, Sheffield United’s official Twitter account could not shed much more on the situation.

The account tweeted: “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.”

Another tweet from the Blades read: “John Fleck leaves the field on a stretcher after receiving urgent medical care.


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John Fleck was taken to hospital after being stretchered off (Image: GETTY)

“Our thoughts are with you, Flecky!”

Fleck was applauded off the pitch by both sets of supporters as he was replaced by Conor Hourihane.

Thirteen minutes were added at the end of the match following the incident and the visitors held on for a 1-0 win.

Scotland international Fleck is currently in his sixth season as a Sheffield United player.