John Fleck discharged from hospital after collapsing as Sheffield United make statement

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Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck has been discharged from hospital after his worrying collapse during the Blades’ Championship fixture against Reading on Tuesday evening. The club have released a statement on Wedesday to confirm that the player has been allowed to return home. 

Fleck collapsed during the second half of United’s 1-0 victory over Reading. 

He was given medical assistance for over 10 minutes. Sky Sports reported that he was conscious and was able to stand with the aid of an oxygen mask.

The Scot was carried away on a stretcher and was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The club have now confirmed that he has been discharged and have thanked medical staff for their assistance. 

A club statement read: “Sheffield United is grateful to report that John Fleck has been discharged from hospital and will return to Sheffield today (Wednesday). 

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

“After comprehensive medical examinations and staying in hospital overnight for observation, he has been allowed home, where United medical staff will continue to monitor him closely. 

“United and John Fleck would like to thank all who assisted at a stressful time last night and also everyone for their supportive messages.”

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