Friday, 22 November, 2019

Leeds winger Jack Clarke released from hospital after falling ill

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Cary Erickson | 12 February, 2019, 10:47

The 18-year-old is a product of the Leeds' academy and has been making the right waves in the English second division, in what is his debut campaign.

Clarke collapsed during the second half of Leeds' thrilling 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside.

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.

The 18-year-old starred for the U23's before breaking in to the first team set-up last year and Clarke is now an established part of Marcelo Bielsa's squad having featured in each of Leeds' last 13 Championship games.

"The player is responsive and attending hospital with the club's head of medicine and performance. He was taken to hospital to see if he is alright".

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Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds: "What we know is that he didn't feel well".

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

"Jack has had messages from football fans from every club you can imagine and we all really appreciate it", he wrote. "All our thoughts go to the lad Clarke".

They sit a point ahead of Norwich who face rivals Ipswich on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Main Event HD and Sky Sports Football HD. Sheffield United are within touching distance of that final automatic promotion place, however, and are only three points behind Leeds.

Clarke has made 16 league appearances for Leeds this season, scoring two goals and attracting interest from Premier League clubs during the January transfer window.