Video footage showed Huda slamming into team
mate Ramon Rodrigues in the 43rd minute of Sunday's game in the
Go-Jek Traveloka league.
Rodrigues' knee had accidentally collided with Huda's chest in
the incident, said the club's media officer Andika Hangga
The 38-year-old was taken off the pitch on a stretcher after
losing consciousness and a medical team at the stadium attempted
to resuscitate him, said Doctor Yudistiro Andri Nugroho, head of
the emergency Care Unit at the Soegiri Hospital, Lamongan.
Huda was taken to the hospital's intensive care unit and given
breathing assistance and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but his
condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead at 4.45 pm,
Nugroho said a statement.
"We did all we could to restore the vital functions of Choirul
Huda's organs," the doctor said.
His fellow players had gone to straight to the hospital after
the final whistle following their 2-0 win over Semen Padang and
supporters later went to his house with candles, according to
local media reports.
On their official Twitter page, Persela carried "farewell cap"
above a photo of Huda. According to the team's Instagram page,
the club will retire the number one jersey worn by Huda.
Huda leaves behind a wife and two children.
(Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Writing by Ed Davies;
Editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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