Jack Clarke out of hospital after illness scare

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear confirmed that the club's teenage winger Jack Clarke is heading home from hospital to rest after suffering an illness during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

There was a lengthy delay after the 18-year-old, who was substituted at half-time, was taken ill in the dugout and then stretchered off while given oxygen.

Referee Darren England was forced to suspend the game temporarily as Clarke received treatment on the Leeds bench before being taken to the dressing room for further inspection.

'What we know is that he didn't feel well, ' Bielsa said after the game.

"When he was taken to the dressing room, he was better".


"Jack has had messages from football fans from every club you can imagine and we all really appreciate it", he wrote.

Clarke was immediately surrounded by paramedics as well as medical staff from both clubs.

He said on his official Twitter page: "Big thanks to the Middlesbrough medical team and a special mention to Leeds United's Rob Price (head of medicine and performance) for today! He was taken to the hospital to see if everything is all right".

Boro had opened the scoring in the 47th minute, but Leeds' Kalvin Phillips rose to the occasion, scoring a late, late equaliser deep into added time to secure a point for the visitors.

The result puts Marcelo Bielsa's side back on top of the Championship, one point ahead of Norwich City, who face Ipswich Town on Sunday.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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