Lokomotiv Moscow player dies in training in Russia


The Lokomotiv Moscow club announced on Monday the death of Innokentiy Samokhvalov. The 22-year-old defender lost his life during an individual training session while the players are, like the rest of the Russian population, confined to stem the epidemic of coronavirus.

“He felt bad during an individual training session. The circumstances are being clarified, “said his club in a statement, without specifying whether his death was related to the Covid-19.

“It is a great sorrow for our family”

Alexander Grishin, his coach at Kazanka, the B team of the Lokomitv which plays in the 3rd division, specifies to the R-Sport agency that he would have died of “cardiac arrest”. “He was a kind and sympathetic man, a good friend. It is a great sorrow for our family, ”adds Lokomotiv Moscow.

Arrived at the club in 2015, Innokentiy Samokhvalov had never appeared in the first team. “He leaves behind a wife and a son. We are shocked by what happened and express our sincere condolences to his family and friends, ”we can read on the club’s Twitter account, which now displays a banner honoring the player.

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