There’s word that a Haile Selassie student who was struck by lightning at a Manning Cup match on Tuesday has not received internal injuries.
The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, ISSSA, issued a statement on the incident yesterday.
ISSSA says the student, Akeem Reid, is recovering from his ordeal.
According to ISSSA, tests were conducted and based on the results it does not appear the lightning strike caused any damage to Reid’s internal organs.
But, the student athlete remains admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital where he’s being monitored.
On September 16, five other players were hit by lightning during a game between Jamaica College and Wolmer’s Boys’ at the Stadium East Field.
That incident led to ISSSA deciding to move up the start time of all games from 4:00 to 2:00pm.
ISSSA President, Keith Wellington, says the association has sought the assistance of the Health and Wellness Ministry and an advisory on the issue of lightning strikes will be issued shortly.
Mr. Wellington also says ISSA, which governs sporting competitions among secondary schools, is treating the health and well being of student athletes as a priority.