Argentina U17 Footballer Tomas Conechny Falls Out of Window Playing 'FIFA'

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterApril 3, 2015

Abdurahman Aliyev, of Azerbaijan, plays FIFA 10 video game at the 10th annual World Cyber Games in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Argentina under-17 footballer Tomas Conechny was playing FIFA on the PlayStation when he got overexcited and fell 10 feet out of a window.

Arjantin U-17 takımı oyuncusu Thomas Conechny, FIFA 2015 oynarken tepkiyi abartınca 1. kattan aşağı düştü. pic.twitter.com/u0DDEvLot4

— De Marke (@demarkesports) April 2, 2015

The youngster was in Paraguay with the team when he jumped backward during a game—and ended up falling out of the window.

An employee at the hotel, Fabian Puente, said: 

I was laying tables in the restaurant when I saw this body hit the ground outside. I was completely shocked and ran outside to see what had happened. The kid was lying on the floor and was clearly in a lot of pain. Fortunately, apart from a couple of twisted ankles and a few cuts and bruises he was okay. He was in shock more than anything else. But it’s lucky he was on the first floor and not a higher one otherwise he could have died.

Conechny was celebrating his 17th birthday on the trip. While the pictures show that he suffered some injuries as a result of the fall, he can, as Puente said, consider himself fortunate that it was not more serious.

Conechny was part of the U17 side, which was playing in a South American-wide tournament in Paraguay at the time, but according to TYC Sports (in Spanish), he couldn't participate in the final match against Ecuador because of the injuries.

[Daily Mirror]

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