Leeds United winger Jack Clarke who collapsed in the dugout while watching his sides 1-1 Championship draw with Middlesbrough has been released from hospital, according to The Guardian.
The 18-year-old had to be substituted during the 82nd minute of the game after he complained about not feeling well. After appearing to be clearly in an uncomfortable situation, medical staff from both clubs surrounded him and he was given oxygen and taken on a stretcher to the changing room.
The report added that Clarke’s condition improved once he was taken to the dressing room and that he was fully conscious when accompanied by the club’s medical team head Rob Price and taken to hospital.
The players agent Ian Harte said on Saturday that he has been discharged from hospital, tweeting: “Big thanks to @Boro medical team and a special mention to Rob Price for today … also a big thanks to everyone involved with James Cook hospital – the staff have been brilliant … Jack has left hospital now happy and smiling. Hopefully back on the pitch very soon.”
Clarke is a versatile player, who operates primarily as a winger but who can also play as a forward when required. Though he is not as yet a first-team regular for Leeds, he has so far played 16 times in the Championship for the club this season, scoring twice and also recording two assists.
The availability of the player for the rest of the season will certainly help to bolster the Whites aims of securing automatic promotion to the Premier League next season.
Clarke has impressed so much that he has reportedly even caught the eye of Premier League leaders Liverpool who have sent scouts to watch him, according to The Mirror.
If interest from the Reds does arrive, the youngster should not listen to it, at least for now. Elland Road is the perfect environment for him for now as he looks to continue honing his skills as a professional.