Jack Clarke: Leeds United teenager released from hospital

Jack Clarke stretcher
Jack Clarke was taken off on a stretcher after receiving treatment on the bench

Leeds' teenage winger Jack Clarke has been released from hospital after complaining of feeling unwell during Saturday's Championship draw at Middlesbrough.

The 18-year-old was treated by paramedics and carried away from the substitutes' bench on a stretcher.

He had started the match and was replaced at half-time.

Clarke's agent, ex-Leeds full-back Ian Harte, said on Twitter that he had left hospital and was "happy and smiling".

Leeds chief executive Angus Kinnear said in a club statement: "Jack has had messages from football fans from every club you can imagine and we all really appreciate it.

"Jack spent the night under the supervision of the medical staff from the club and he will return home today (Sunday).

"He will undergo some more tests this week and everything is looking well, but he won't train for the rest of the week.

"In the meantime we would like to thank everyone who has sent well wishes and once again thank Middlesbrough Football Club for all they did for Jack."

The second-half incident at the Riverside Stadium caused a significant delay to play and 12 minutes of injury time were added on.

Kalvin Phillips scored a 101st-minute equaliser to secure a 1-1 draw that took Leeds top of the Championship.

In his post-match interview on Saturday, Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds: "What we know is that he didn't feel well. We don't really know the reasons yet.

"When he was taken to the dressing room, he was better. He was taken to the hospital to see if everything is all right."

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis added: "The more important thing is making sure the boy, fingers crossed, is ok and recovers because he is a very, very talented young player.

"All of our thoughts from Middlesbrough go to the lad."

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