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Footballer loses leg after being struck by lightning on pitch!

September 2, 2009


Danish footballer Jonathan Richter is an unlucky soul..

He has had the lower part of his left leg amputated after he was struck by lightning during a match six weeks previously.

The family of the 24-year-old midfielder from FC Nordsjaelland said in a statement that his condition was improving and he would soon be moved from the intensive care unit of a Copenhagen hospital. The player was induced into a coma and also had to have his heart restarted. Damage to his leg was such, that doctors agreed that an amputation was the only viable outcome and no recovery of it could be made

A message on the club’s website yesterday read: “Jonathan’s progress means a lot to the Richter family, friends and all involved with FC Nordsjaelland, but the family now request that all continue to respect the peace that Jonathan needs in the future as he faces tough rehabilitation”


8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2009 6:38 pm

    Aren’t things canceled when there’s lightning about?
    So sorry for this fellow.

  2. man utd 4eva permalink
    September 2, 2009 7:43 pm

    wow wat a sad story….. how unlucky… i can’t imagine the agony this lad is in…
    if i had to loose a limb it would def. be my left arm…

    • pk511 permalink
      September 3, 2009 5:33 pm

      tout it’s Sir Alex……hehehehehe

  3. September 2, 2009 11:54 pm

    so young too.

  4. September 3, 2009 8:17 am

    Harsh – that’s tragic.

  5. Nitin permalink
    September 3, 2009 9:47 am

    May god bless this guy …. people with no legs can do a lot of things but they sure cant play in premier league so its really sad

  6. September 4, 2009 3:26 am

    I remember the match being shown here on Swedish TV but had forgotten about the incident How very sad indeed – tragic



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