Rotherham United centre-forward Tom Eaves in the clear after hospital scare

The striker was unwell at the end of the midweek match at Stoke City.
Tom Eaves at Stoke City. Picture: Jim BrailsfordTom Eaves at Stoke City. Picture: Jim Brailsford
Tom Eaves at Stoke City. Picture: Jim Brailsford

ROTHERHAM United striker Tom Eaves was taken to hospital on Tuesday night suffering from chest pains, it has been revealed.

The substitute centre-forward left the field at Stoke City following the 6-1 Carabao Cup defeat complaining of feeling unwell and received medical attention at the ground before an ambulance was summoned.

Manager Matt Taylor spoke at his press conference this afternoon about how concerning it had been for everyone in the Millers camp at the bet365 Stadium.

Happily, Eaves has suffered no further ill effects and 31-year-old may even be in contention to make the squad for Saturday's Championship visit of Norwich City.

"It was a horrible experience, worrying moments," said Taylor. "Since then, everything has come back okay. I think they do blood tests in relation to heart issues and they're all clear as it stands.

"I think Tom had a couple of collisions which might have pinched a nerve or crushed something. We expect it to come out as a muscular thing.

"The scoreline was pretty brutal and what happened with Tom compounded how bad we all felt at the end of the game. It's the first time I've witnessed something like that."

The player was absent from the club's Roundwood base today as he underwent further hospital tests.

"He could come in and train tomorrow or there might need to be further investigation," Taylor said. "I hope and expect it will be the former of the two. He might well feature this weekend."

Norwich arrive at AESSEAL New York Stadium for the last match before the international break in second spot and 21st-placed Rotherham could possibly be boosted by the return of midfielder Hakeem Odoffin and centre-half Grant Hall after hamstring problems.

"Haks has probably got a bigger chance than Hally." Taylor said. "We'll find out tomorrow."

The boss had previously said he thought the pair would return to fitness during the two-week lull in second-tier action.