A professional football player, the goalkeeper of Persela Lamongan FC in Indonesia died after a vicious collision in a game Sunday. Choirul Huda, 38, sustained injuries after impact with the knee of Persela Lamongan teammate Ramon Rodrigues.
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Huda was rushed to the hospital, where he arrived unconscious but still breathing. However, he was not able to survive. Huda had been part of the team since 1999, and played as the first-team goalkeeper beginning in 2002. The veteran had 503 career appearances for the club.
“All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died,” [Persela coach Aji Santoso] said, per the Daily Mirror.
“The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard.”