Ugo Ehiogu taken to hospital after collapsing at Tottenham training ground

David Hytner
The Guardian
<span class="element-image__caption">Ugo Ehiogu collapsed on Thursday and was taken to hospital.</span> <span class="element-image__credit">Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images</span>
Ugo Ehiogu collapsed on Thursday and was taken to hospital. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

The Tottenham Hotspur under-23 coach, Ugo Ehiogu, was rushed to hospital on Thursday morning after he collapsed at the training ground with a suspected heart attack.

An ambulance and a medical assistance car were scrambled to the club’s Enfield headquarters at 1130am to administer emergency care before the 44-year-old was taken to hospital for further treatment.

There were panicked scenes as the ambulance sped in, with blue lights flashing, and the level of concern across the faces of staff was plain. The manager, Mauricio Pochettino, the assistant manager, Jesus Perez, and the club’s head of development, John McDermott, walked over to the pitch where Ehiogu had fallen to make their own checks on the situation.

Tottenham said in a statement: “We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our training centre earlier today. Our under-23s coach received immediate treatment on site from our medical staff before being transferred to hospital by ambulance. Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family.”

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