An elderly man who required urgent medical attention during last night’s Blackburn Rovers game is in a stable condition in hospital. 

The match between Rovers and Middlesbrough was stopped in the second half so medics could attend to the man who was situated in the lower tier of the Jack Walker Stand. 

Rovers thanked Middlesbrough’s medical department, who were first on the scene and who were able to restart the gentleman’s breathing, as well as Rovers’ medical staff and the crowd doctor and his team for their swift response. 

After regaining consciousness, the supporter was taken by ambulance to hospital, where he was said to be 'alert and stable'. 

Play resumed nine minutes later after the supporter received treatment who left to warm applause from all sides of Ewood Park.

Blackburn Rovers said last night: “Our their thoughts remain with him and his family this evening, and we hope that he makes a fully and speedy recovery.” 

Speaking after the game, manager Tony Mowbray said: “It was mentioned in the dressing room, the whole team were asking after him. “

This club is a very caring club about the community and we’ll be doing everything we can to support the gentleman and his family and we wish him well. 

“I’m sure he’s in good hands and hopefully we get positive news very soon.”

 

 

Fans have praised Teesside doctor Dr Tom Prichard works in A&E at North Tees Hospital in Stockton.

Just three months ago he was involved in helping to save the life of another football fan.

Middlesbrough FC posted: "Our thoughts this evening are with the supporter who took ill in the stands.

"Thank you to all who responded at the scene, our best wishes go out to the individual involved."