Russian goalkeeper Recovers from lightning strike

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Anton Zaborovsky , A teenage goalkeeper of FC Znamya Truda was struck by lightning in a freak training ground accident. The keeper had to be immediately hospitalized after the incident. He finally came out of Coma after being hospitalized for two weeks. The youngster had to be given artificial respiration and a heart massage before being transferred to a hospital in Lyubertsy.

FC Znamya Truda Director said”Anton was discharged from the hospital recently.We have not seen each other, his parents have taken him away. We talked with him. He feels good and is undergoing procedures.”

The Horrific incident took place on July 4th, when Zaborovsky was struck by lightning while training alone .The incident put the Keeper into an artificial coma for several days. However he regained full consciousness and plans to train soon.

The club has promised to offer a professional contract to the 16 year old and his teammates are arranging celebration for Zaborovsky when he comes back to training.

The club officials described the incident as something that happens once in a 100 years. The officials said “Zaborovsky’s whole shirt on his chest was burned out, We once had a course in first aid. Thank god, everything immediately surfaced in my memory and I knew what to do”.

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