Jamaica U-17 Players Injured in Elevator Crash in Honduras

Some members of Jamaica’s national Under 17 squad currently participating in the CONCACAF under 17 Championships in San Pedro Sula Honduras received a heart stopping scare in an elevator at the team hotel.

Ten players, namely; Ajeanie Talbot, Jahmali Waite, Deshane Beckford, Jahlanie Hammond, Antoneil Mullings, Akeem Chambers, Javain Brown, Fabian Grant, Demar James and Donovan Dawkins boarded the elevator of the 3rd floor for lunch in the dining area on the ground floor.

On selecting the button for the lobby, the elevator started malfunctioning crashing to the lower level ground floor resulting in two players: Demar James and Deshane Beckford hurting their knees and back respectively. The players were rescued after a player pushed the bell button inside the elevator.

  

Team Doctor Bersha Cole did his daily checks on the two players and James and Beckford were still experiencing discomfort and as a precautionary measure the players were taken to hospital Bendada for x-ray.

Meanwhile a decision will be taken just before game time in the second match against Guatemala on Monday on defender Jahwahni Hinds who injured his back during the opening game loss to Honduras.

Hinds missed out on the rigorous aspect in training session today and according to the team Doctor he should be fine for the game.

Jamaica National U-17 Squad via jamaicafootballfederation.com
Jamaica National U-17 Squad via jamaicafootballfederation.com

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