Soccer player’s death highlights the need for awareness, action plan

A professional soccer player in Croatia died on the field last weekend. His injury and death provide an important message for athletes, their coaches and parents, and anyone who runs a league or sports organization.

Bruno Boban, a forward for NK Marsonia in Croatia’s third-tier league, was struck in the chest by a ball in the opening minutes of his team’s game Saturday. He jogged for several seconds before collapsing to the ground.

A referee signaled for medical personnel, who tried for 40 minutes to revive him. The medics pronounced Boban dead on the pitch.



Also see…
USA Today and Daily Mail

(Graphic Video) and RT

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