Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Leeds' Jack Clarke taken to hospital after collapsing during Boro clash

Leeds' Jack Clarke taken to hospital after collapsing during Boro clash

Clarke's displays have managed to catch the attention of a number of heavy-hitters in the Premier League with reports last month claiming that London clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were monitoring the 18-year-old.

The 18-year-old was treated by paramedics on the substitutes' bench after being substituted during Leeds' draw at Middlesbrough.

The Championship game was stopped for seven minutes due to the incident and it has been confirmed that Clarke was taken to hospital for further assessment.

Leeds boss Bielsa told reporters that Clarke seemed to be in better condition before leaving the Riverside Stadium but does not know why he fell ill.

Speaking on Sunday, chief executive Angus Kinnear informed fans of a decision taken by the club to let Clarke miss training and matches this week.

The same story says that Klopp recently sent Liverpool FC scouts to keep tabs on Clarke's progress.

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

The youngster hit the headlines on Saturday after being taken to hospital after coming off against Middlesbrough. "All our thoughts go to the lad Clarke".

Despite having only made his senior debut last October, Clarke has been one of Leeds' star performers, making 16 league appearances, scoring two goals and providing two assists.

Marcelo Bielsa's side earned a dramatic late point thanks to a Kalvin Phillips equaliser in the 11th-minute of stoppage time.

Sheffield United lie in third position - three points off Leeds - after missing a golden opportunity of going top themselves surrendering a 3-0 lead on Friday to be held 3-3 by Aston Villa.

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