The Foggia doctor saves the life of a Catanzaro Primavera athlete and also helps his mother who fell ill


By John

Just five minutes from the start of the football match that took place yesterday in Puglia between Catanzaro and Foggia for the 'Spring 3' championship, a 17-year-old Calabrian player lost consciousness after a fortuitous collision and was rescued with life-saving measures by the Foggia doctor, Romano Bucci, and regained consciousness. US Catanzaro 1929 made this known by expressing «the deepest gratitude» to the doctor of Calcio Foggia 1920 «for his timely intervention and his extraordinary dedication in saving the life of one of our young footballers». The club traces what happened: «During the match that was played yesterday in the FIGC sports center of the Apulian city, valid for the last day of the regular season of the 'Primavera 3' championship, in a fortuitous clash just five minutes after the At the beginning of the race, one of our members, born in 2007, lost consciousness for several minutes.

In a climate of great despair and desperation among the players on the pitch and the public in the stands, Doctor Bucci immediately realized the gravity of the situation and carried out all the necessary maneuvers to resuscitate the boy. A life-saving intervention which was also successful thanks to the contribution of the paramedical staff on duty at the sports facility, who were of great help. After regaining consciousness, the player was transported to hospital and kept for observation. The mother of the Giallorossi number 7 was also rescued, having fallen ill after witnessing the whole scene». The president of US Catanzaro, Floriano Noto, underlines how «Dr. Bucci's intervention embodies the highest values ​​of medical ethics and service to the sporting community. I thank him not only on behalf of the club but also on behalf of the family who will have experienced truly dramatic moments. I also want to thank the entire Rossoneri club for the hospitality they have shown us, making themselves available so that our member and his family members could receive the best assistance.” «Best wishes to our young athlete – concludes the president – for a speedy recovery with the certainty that we will soon see him again on the playing fields with the enthusiasm that he has always shown».