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Jack Clarke collapse: Leeds United release statement and thank Middlesbrough medical staff

Jack Clarke collapse: Leeds United release statement and thank Middlesbrough medical staff

Jack Clarke was undergoing tests in a Teesside hospital after the young Leeds winger collapsed as he watched the second half of his side's 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough from the bench.

But Clarke required emergency assistance towards the end of the game and received oxygen before being taken away on a stretcher.

James Milner might have one good season left in him and Klopp thinks that if he can get Jack Clarke in exchange for his midfielder then it will be a really good bargain.

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.

Clarke has since been released but chief executive Angus Kinnear has informed fans of the decision taken by the club.

He said: "What we know is that he didn't feel well".

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"When he was taken to the dressing room, he was better".

The youngster hit the headlines on Saturday after being taken to hospital after coming off against Middlesbrough.

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.

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.

The game was given 12 minutes of stoppage time and it was in the 101st minute that Kalvin Phillips scored the equaliser for Leeds. Sheffield United are within touching distance of that final automatic promotion place, however, and are only three points behind Leeds.