Cumbrian forward Ryan Bowman is to have tests after a heart scare during Shrewsbury’s game with Ipswich Town.
The 29-year-old Carlisle-born Bowman was taken to hospital after being taken off after 35 minutes with a racing heart as the rate had soared to 250 beats a minute.
Later the Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill said: “We’re nowhere near as concerned about our League position as we are about Ryan.”
The 2-1 defeat at Ipswich left the Shrews next to the bottom of League One, just appoint better off than Doncaster.
Cotterill went on: “He had a huge heart rate problem and palpitations. The doctor said it was beating as fast as 250 beats a minute.
“We’re just hoping that we get an update later and everything’s ok. Where Ryan is with his health right now we don’t quite know.”
The Ipswich club tweeted a message saying: “The best wishes of everyone at the club are with Ryan Bowman.”
Bowman started his youth career at Carlisle and went on to make nine appearances, without scoring, after turning professional.
In 2010 he went out on loan to neighbours Workington and scored twice in 14 games but that sparked a successful, if nomadic, career with Darlington (40 games, 10 goals), Hereford (39,15), York (37, 8), Torquay (37,12), Gateshead (48, 19), Motherwell (72, 10) and Exeter (97, 32) before linking-up with Shrewsbury this season.