GPTV SPORTS DESK: Innokenty Samokhvalov of Lokomotiv Moscow, a Russian football club, passed away on Monday at the age of 22.
Samokhvalov fell ill during an individual training session amid lockdown, says media reports.
“On April 20, Kazanka defender Innokenty Samokhvalov died. The football player became ill during an individual training session. Details of the tragedy are being clarified,” the club said in a Facebook post.
The footballer is survived by his wife and son.
“Kesha came to our Academy in the third grade, won the youth championship of Russia, this season he played for Kazanka. Samokhvalov left a wife and a son,” added the post.
The club expressed condolences to the family and friends of Samokhvalov.
“Kesha was a kind and helpful person, a good friend. FC Lokomotiv is shocked by what happened. This is a huge sorrow for our family. We express our condolences to the family and friends of Innocent,” read the message read.
The doctors said that the cause of death was heart failure, Kazanka coach Alexander Grishin told Russian news agency RIA Novos.
“If the doctors allowed him to train then we must assume he did not have any problems,” told Alexander.