Ivan Zakborovsky, 16-year-old footballer, struck by lightning while in training with teammates

Ivan Zakborovsky, 16-year-old footballer, struck by lightning while in training with teammates

- 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.

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.

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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."

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Zakborovsky suffered severe burn as his club claimed that his condition is stable and there is no "life-threat."

Ivan Zakborovsky, 16, struck by lightning while in training with teammates

Ivan Zakborovsky, 16, struck by lightning while in training with teammates. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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"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."

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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According to SunSport, sources in Brazil report the accident took place on Friday night, June 26, 2020.

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