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Sheffield United star John Fleck leaves stadium in ambulance after collapsing on pitch in worrying scenes vs Reading

SHEFFIELD UNITED star John Fleck has been rushed to hospital after collapsing on the pitch in worrying scenes against Reading.

The Blades midfielder, 30, received around TEN MINUTES of urgent medical care on the pitch at the Madejski Stadium.

Fleck was taken away from the ground in an ambulance in what the Blades called 'concerning moments'.

In a positive update, they later confirmed the midfielder was conscious when he left the stadium.

The club 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.

"Fleck leaves the field on a stretcher after receiving urgent medical care.

"Our thoughts are with you, Flecky!"

A South Yorkshire Police statement added: "From what we are being told, John Fleck is alert and communicating with emergency services staff following the horrible incident.

"Fingers crossed for a full recovery."

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad tweeted: "Get well John Fleck."

Midway through the second half, Fleck collapsed to the ground, with worried team-mates frantically waving to the bench for medical assistance.

After around ten minutes of treatment – including being given oxygen – Fleck was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and placed in the back of an ambulance.

In a sweet touch, Blades captain Billy Sharp rushed off the substitutes bench to help carry the stretcher off the pitch.

As Fleck was taken away from the field of play, both sets of supporters gave him a round of applause.

The Scottish star was replaced by Conor Hourihane with Sheff Utd leading Reading 1-0 thanks to Jayden Bogle's at the time of the shock incident.

After clinging on for the win, Sheff Utd shared a positive update.

They tweeted: "3 points for the Blades. More importantly, John Fleck was conscious when he left the stadium via the ambulance gate.

"We’ll provide supporters with a further update once known.

"Get well soon, John."

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