San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Matheus Silva is in a critical condition in hospital after he was pulled from the water of Lake Tahoe while swimming on Tuesday.
The Brazilian, who is currently on loan at the Earthquakes’ second team Reno 1868, received life-saving resuscitation at the scene before he was airlifted to hospital.
💔💔💔💔💔. This is devastating news! https://t.co/ZOYejawyhR
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The 20-year-old’s accident was revealed in a statement from the club on Twitter as they sent their ‘thoughts and prayers to Matheus and his family and friends.’
“Matheus Silva had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe.
“After receiving life-saving resuscitation measures at the scene, he was transferred to a nearby hospital in Lake Tahoe and then airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
“He is currently in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matheus and his family and friends,” the statement read.
Silva’s accident occurred as Americans celebrated Independence Day, and it is as yet unclear as to the circumstances that caused the incident.
The midfielder began his career at Montverde Academy in Florida, before signing for the Earthquakes in 2015.
He first spent time on loan at Arizona United – now Phoenix Rising – in the United States Soccer League – before heading to Reno in March.
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