16-year-old Russian soccer goalkeeper struck by lightning

Russian soccer player struck by lightning 7/4/2020

A 16-year-old Russian soccer player was struck by a bolt of lightning during a practice session last Saturday.

Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zakborovsky was making his approach to take a shot from the edge of the penalty area when he was struck without warning.  This incredible (albeit grainy) video captures the moment when it happened.

Zakborovsky was taken to the hospital and placed into a medically induced coma while being treated for severe burns.  Fortunately, however, his condition is stable and he is expected to recover.

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