ADAM KING had to be stretchered off during Alloa’s win over Hamilton Academical in the first leg of the Championship playoffs.

The midfielder collapsed in the 20th minute of the match off the ball, prompting the Accies manager John Rankin to call a fleet of physios to tend to him.

After a few minutes of treatment on the pitch, a stretcher was called and King was carried off the pitch to a wave of applause.

Paramedics and physios continued to treat him as the game continued before being taken to hospital for further assessment.

Alloa manager Brian Rice provided an update on King’s health after the match.

“He’s away to get checked out,” Rice explained. “We don’t know what’s happened but he’s away to the local hospital.

“It looked very serious at the time, when I came in at half time, he was sitting up in the physio room.

“He’ll be under investigation at the at the hospital and we’ll just take it from there. I’m just glad to see that he was conscious and he was sitting up.”

King was replaced by Luke Donnelly, who went on to score the only goal of the match just before half-time to give Alloa the advantage going into Saturday’s away fixture.