Rangers fans have been sending their best wishes to former player John Fleck after he collapsed on the pitch for current side Sheffield United.
The talented Scotland international midfielder, 30, collapsed on the pitch during the Blades’ 1-0 English Championship victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
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.
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) November 23, 2021
Fleck received lengthy on-pitch treatment for a period 10 minutes before being subbed off the park and taken to hospital via ambulance early in the second half.
At one stage Fleck stood up wearing an oxygen mask and both sets of supporters applauded before he was taken off the pitch on a stretcher. He was conscious as he left the stadium.
“Fleck is conscious, in the hospital, he’s in good health. He will be OK,” said Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic [BBC Sport].
“I didn’t see exactly what happened. One moment he fell down. It was a really complicated situation.
“He is conscious in hospital and he asked for the result. We hope everything will be OK with him.
“It’s not easy for the players to focus on the moment after. Fortunately, the team is fighting well and we weren’t scared of our weaknesses. We were fighting for the three points.”
After play was stopped the match was restarted with Jayden Bogle scoring the eventual winner in the match for the Bramall Lane club.
Rangers fans send best wishes to Sheffield United star John Fleck after on-pitch collapse
John Fleck came through the youth ranks at Rangers and at one point was regarded as amongst the brightest talents in Scottish and British football.
Making his debut for the club as a 16-year-old, Fleck went on to play 56 times for Rangers, scoring three goals and laying on five assists as he lifted three SPL titles, two Scottish Cups and a League Cup.
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to applaud the midfielder as they wish John Fleck all the best in his recovery:
Get well soon John Fleck 💙 pic.twitter.com/6lMmbNp0yA
— OldRangersPics (@oldrangerspics) November 23, 2021
Thoughts go out to John Fleck. Hope you make a speedy recovery. Get well soon
— Copland Streetwear (@coplandsw) November 23, 2021
I hope & pray John Fleck is all right
— Joseph Black MBE (Wisdom) (@joeblack1801) November 23, 2021
— RSC Las Vegas Loyal (@las_rsc) November 23, 2021
Get Well Soon John Fleck. 💙 pic.twitter.com/pIDvsPYO2n
— Christopher Paul Dickinson 🇬🇧 (@Chris1872RTID) November 23, 2021
Please God let this not be as serious as it sounds
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— Wilf Marshall (@Wilf1872) November 23, 2021
John Fleck has just collapsed and had a seizure on the pitch in Sheff Utd's game v Reading.
He is now conscious and on his way to hospital.
All the best John. Get well soon💙🙏 pic.twitter.com/Ykm8FZTqVQ
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) November 23, 2021
Hope John Fleck is okay. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/AFI9pROTma
— BMC 🇳🇱🍊 (@BMCRangersRants) November 23, 2021
The committee & members of the club would like to wish former Rangers midfielder John Fleck all the best & wish him a quick return to the pitch after he collapsed during Sheffield Utd's 1-0 win over Reading. #RangersFamily #OnceABearAlwaysABear #WATP pic.twitter.com/iLvZVsper0
— Randalstown R.S.C. 5️⃣🏆5️⃣ (@randalstown_rsc) November 23, 2021
John Fleck 🙏🏻 Stay strong young man 💙
— NicNac (@crombie_nicola) November 23, 2021
Everyone at Rangers News wishes John a speedy recovery and hopes that he’s back on the pitch playing again before long.
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