Wycombe’s Tjay De Barr has been discharged from hospital after he collapsed on the pitch at the end of their 1-0 defeat at Plymouth, with manager Gareth Ainsworth confirming the forward is clear of any ‘immediate danger’.
De Barr received treatment in an ambulance after he sustained a knock in the closing moments of the match and then went down at the full-time whistle.
The 22-year-old was surrounded by his team-mates as medical personnel attended to him, before being taken to a waiting ambulance.
A club statement in the early hours of Friday morning read: “Tjay De Barr has been discharged from hospital, accompanied by manager Gareth Ainsworth and head of medical Cian O’Doherty, after requiring urgent treatment shortly after the final whistle at Home Park after the League One fixture with Plymouth Argyle.
“The striker was assessed by medics on-site and went to hospital for further tests.
“Wycombe Wanderers thank the medical staff at Home Park and at the hospital for their swift and expert assistance, and everyone at Plymouth Argyle for their support and well wishes during a difficult time.”
Ainsworth: Tjay ‘on the mend’
Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth has since issued a statement of thanks to the medical personnel at the scene and to fans who have sent messages of support.
“I’m really pleased to be able to say that early signs point towards Tjay being clear of any immediate danger and he is on the mend,” Ainsworth said.
“It was a distressing moment for everyone and I think both clubs should be proud of how their players and staff quickly rallied around to give Tjay support at his time of need.
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to the medical staff, from both my own team and the Plymouth Argyle team, for displaying real expertise and professionalism throughout.
“They responded extremely quickly and made sure Tjay received the best possible care at all times. We are so fortunate to have people like these looking after us when we most need them and their hard work should never go unnoticed or unappreciated.
“Finally to both sets of supporters, a huge thank you for the respect and decorum that was shown through those concerning moments straight after the final whistle. Some things will always be bigger than football and I felt both the Wycombe and the Plymouth fans were superb in what was a very tense situation.
“The messages of support have really been appreciated by Tjay and his family and on behalf of myself and all at Wycombe Wanderers, again, thank you. I look forward to many more great games against Plymouth Argyle in the future.”