WARNING: Disturbing incident
The footage is disturbing. At 7.15PM BST, Sheffield United midfielder Tom Lawrence was carried off the field on a stretcher in apparent distress after reportedly suffering a suspected heart attack in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday.
Shortly after, Sheffield United sent out a tweet that confirmed Lawrence was taken to a local hospital. “He has been transferred to a specialist heart unit in Sheffield,” the tweet read.
Lawrence, who did not play in the game, was seen walking around on the pitch before collapsing to the floor. He was then carried off the field accompanied by medical personnel and is set to undergo a CT scan in hospital to determine the severity of his condition.
He has been transferred to a specialist heart unit in Sheffield. pic.twitter.com/wNSGkDoJgM — Sheffield United (@Sheff UtdOfficial) June 30, 2017
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Lawrence, 22, joined the club in July 2016 from Oldham Athletic. He scored seven goals in 48 appearances this season.
I can’t even stop crying, please pray for my personal and team mates @Tom_Lawrence93 pic.twitter.com/V50J7WGBHF — Danny Tank (@JustAboutTank9) June 30, 2017
We all need help, please pray for Tom Lawrence #prayforTom — Jonny James🔵 (@jayw54) June 30, 2017
Poor Tom Lawrence, my thoughts go out to him & everyone concerned, can’t imagine what he is going through right now. — Timothy Chambers (@TimmyChambers93) June 30, 2017
We just heard Tom Lawrence has passed out. Thoughts are with him, whoever he is. Keep praying for him. Heartbroken.#PrayForTom — Hayley Ormerod (@HayleyOrmerod) June 30, 2017
From the minute Tommy Lawrence was taken to hospital and rushed for an urgent scan, my thoughts are with him and his family. pic.twitter.com/v0OnCbwmy5 — Jordan Roberts (@JordanRoberts17) June 30, 2017
Prayers to Tom Lawrence, the worst possible scenario is that he’s not going to make it through this. He’s such a lovely lad, he’s going to need all our support. — Garrone Sicat (@GarroneSicat) June 30, 2017
Might not be feel safe watching him play another football match for the rest of his life. Best wishes @Tom_Lawrence93. — Paul Maloe (@paul_maloe) June 30, 2017