Ivan Zakborovsky was unfortunate to have been struck by lightning during a training session
The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital and has been in coma while he recovers
Zakborovsky’s club Znamya Truda made a statement on social media that there was no threat to his life
Ivan Zakborovsky, a Russian footballer, was struck by a bolt of lightning during his training session with his teammates on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
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The Znamya Truda goalkeeper was doing some drills near the touchline and was about to kick the ball towards goal when the tragic incident occurred.
The 16-year-old was quickly taken to hospital where doctors put him into an induced coma.
A video shows the moment when a Russian footballer was struck by a bolt of lightning on the pitch as he was training.
While he suffered severe burns, his club tweeted that his condition is stable and there is no "life-threat." https://t.co/aXLsmFgvWA
— CNN International (@cnni) July 7, 2020
Club general director Igor Mayorov said: “There was a clear sky, albeit overcast, but neither rain nor wind. If there was a thunderstorm, then we would not have been training.”
Zakborovsky suffered severe burn as his club claimed that his condition is stable and there is no “life-threat.”
“Everyone acted quickly, very professionally, the ambulance arrived in eight minutes,” added Mayorov. “Most likely he had a respiratory arrest, he received first aid, maybe because of this the child is alive.
“We transported him from Orekhovo-Zuevo to the hospital in Lyubertsy. They made an ECG, his heart is normal.”
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Mayorov also stated that Zakborovsky will continue to be in a coma so that his brain would rest, get saturated with oxygen and that his recovery dynamics are positive.
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