Former Blackpool lender John Fleck was released from hospital after collapsing on the pitch in Sheffield United’s win at Reading


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The 30-year-old was rushed to hospital last night via an ambulance during Sheffield United’s game at Reading.

The Scottish midfielder was treated for around 10 minutes after suffering a medical episode in the second half of the Blades’ 1-0 win.

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According to our twin diary, The Sheffield Star, Fleck was aware when he did and then asked medics about the Blades’ result as they sealed the win with Jayden Bogle’s strike.

Fleck was reportedly in high spirits the morning after the game as he awaited test results and Sheffield United confirmed on Wednesday that Fleck was released from hospital.

A statement from Blades read: “Sheffield United are grateful to announce that John Fleck has been released from hospital and will return to Sheffield today (Wednesday).

“He was conscious when he was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital and was communicating with the club and medical staff, as well as his family.

Fleck was treated in the field for about 10 minutes

“After full medical examinations and an overnight hospital stay for observation, he has been cleared home, where United medical staff will continue to monitor him closely.

“United and John Fleck would like to thank everyone who helped out at a stressful time last night, as well as everyone for their messages of support. “

Fleck fell unopposed in his own half, with his teammates making an urgent move to seek medical attention.

“John is aware, he’s in the hospital, he’s talking to the medics and he’s in good hands,” Blades boss Slavisa Jokanović said after the game.

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

Fleck, who previously played for Rangers and Coventry City, made eight appearances during a brief loan spell at Bloomfield Road during the 2011/12 season.

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