The match between both teams was played as part of the 19th round of the Championship. John Fleck fainted around the 60th minute of the game. The judge suspended the meeting for eleven minutes, during which the medical staff dealt with the 30-year-old midfielder. The player finally got up from the pitch with the help of an oxygen mask, but he was led out of the stadium on a stretcher.
“The stressful moment of last night.” The Sheffield United player has already returned to his loved ones
John Fleck was admitted to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading for basic research. He spent the whole night in the hospital and was under the constant observation of doctors. “He was alert and in constant communication with club and medical staff, as well as with his family,” the club’s statement reads. It is already known that on Wednesday the midfielder was discharged from the hospital and he may return home.
“Sheffield United’s medical staff will continue to watch him closely,” emphasizes the Fleck club. “Sheffield United and John Fleck would like to thank everyone who helped with this stressful moment last night, as well as all those who sent out support messages,” he added.
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Sheffield United finally won 1-0 at Madejski Stadium after a goal by Jayden Bogle in the 56th minute. This incident occurred moments before John Fleck collapsed. With this win, the team escaped even further from the Championship relegation zone, worsening Reading FC’s situation at the same time. The club is currently in 20th place with just two points ahead of the relegation zone. Sheffield, in turn, ranks 16th.