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Basketballer seriously injured after slam dunk accident

 

David Henrique Conrado Meira suffered two cardiac arrests when he was struck on the neck and shoulder by falling debris after attempting a slam-dunk, Xinhua reported.
 
The incident occurred while the 19-year-old was training with the under-22 squad of Brazil's national league club Brasilia.
 
He was attended to by a doctor at the scene before being rushed to the Base do Distrito Federal Hospital where he was breathing with the help of a ventilator.
 
"We are all very shaken by what has happened," the team's coach Ronaldo Pacheco said. 

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