Jack Clarke: Leeds United winger remains 'under observation', says Marcelo Bielsa

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2019

Jack Clarke has expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of support he has received since collapsing during Leeds United's 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough.

There was a lengthy delay after the 18-year-old, who was substituted at half-time, was taken ill in the dugout and then stretchered off while given oxygen.

Leeds - who have had a poor run of late losing four of their last six matches coming into Saturday's game - should have levelled in the 71st minute.

"We are doing some more evaluations, to see what happened", Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis passed on his best wishes to Clarke when he addressed the media.

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James Milner has been one of the unsung heroes for Liverpool this season as the midfielder is now playing at right-back with Trent Alexander Arnold out injured. "He was taken back into the dressing room, where he seemed to have overcome the problem but he's gone to hospital now to see if everything is alright". "All our thoughts go to the lad Clarke".

Jack Clarke has come up through the ranks at Leeds and this season the winger has grabbed a lot of eyeballs with his fine performances in the Championship.

The incident saw 12 minutes of injury time added on, bringing the game to a standstill too.

Clarke has been one of the Championship's breakthrough stars in 2018/19, making 16 appearances so far for Marcelo Bielsa's promotion chasing side.

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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