The fan who collapsed during Newcastle United's home match against Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend is progressing well.
During the first half of the game, the play was stopped due to a medical emergency, with Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon notifying the match official that something was up. It was later revealed that 80-year-old Alan George Smith, had suffered a heart attack.
According to Sky Sports, Smith is currently progressing well and is up and walking about.
“We are pleased to advise that Alan is making great progress, is now fully alert and is up and walking about,” a statement from his son, Paul, published on Sky Sports, read.
“He will remain in hospital over the next few days while further tests are carried out. He and our family would like to say thank you to his friend, Don Williamson, who was with him at the time and alerted everyone to his condition.
“We would also like to thank and pay tribute to the doctors and nurses who administered CPR, the paramedics from North East Ambulance Service, St John’s Ambulance, fans and stewards at the scene, as well the medical staff at the RVI and Freeman Hospital. We will be forever grateful.”
The doctor in the crowd who helped save the Newcastle United fan’s life.— SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 18, 2021
What an absolute hero 👏pic.twitter.com/keD2ycinuD