Leeds United youngster Clarke taken to hospital after falling ill

Lawrence Kim
February 9, 2019

Leeds winger Jack Clarke was taken to hospital after complaining of illness in the second half of the Sky Bet Championship 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

The 18-year-old, who started the match but was substituted at half-time, was attended to by paramedics in the dugout during the final 10 minutes of normal time.

Once there his condition improved and he was fully conscious, responsive and breathing normally when he was taken to hospital for further assessment, accompanied by members of the Leeds medical team.

He said: "What we know is that he didn't feel well".

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis was disappointed to see his side miss out on three points, but said: "I am more concerned about Jack Clarke and I hope he is OK". He was swiftly given oxygen and after a lengthy and concerning spell of treatment was taken on a stretcher to the dressing room.

'He was taken to the hospital to see if everything was alright'.

"The important thing is that fingers crossed, the boy is okay and he recovers because he's a very talented young player", he said.

Leeds are second in the standings on goal difference behind Norwich City, who beat them 3-1 at Elland Road on Saturday.

Leeds took advantage of the unusual amount of added time, with Kalvin Phillips heading an equaliser in the 101st minute to salvage a draw.

Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa admitted last month that his coaching staff had watched all of their opponents in training this season after one of them was removed from Derby County's training ground the day before their Championship clash.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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