Wigan striker Charlie Wyke was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a training session, the League One club announced.
The 28-year-old is in stable condition and in communication with his family, but will not be available for selection while he continues to be monitored by doctors.
Wigan General Manager Mal Brannigan said: “First and foremost, the top priority for everyone associated with Wigan Athletic is the health and well-being of Charlie and his support to him and his family. .
“As a club we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of the NHS staff who in what we know to be difficult times have been excellent in their response and subsequent care for Charlie, together with our medical team . .
“It is clear that this news will be alarming, although we politely ask that the privacy of Charlie and his family be respected. At the appropriate time, we will seek to provide further updates to our supporters.”
The news comes two days after Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck collapsed in the Blades clash at Reading. Fleck was released from the hospital the next day.
Wyke joined Wigan this summer from Sunderland and scored five goals in 17 appearances for the League One side.
Club owner Talal Al Hammad wrote on Twitter: “I pray that you get better and regain your strength soon Charlie. You are in all our wishes as you recover. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, hoping that you will find strength with each new day. Get well quickly. “
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