Earthquakes' Matheus Silva in Critical Condition After Swimming Incident

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2017

VANCOUVER, CANADA - AUGUST 10: A generic view of an Adidas soccer ball as well as two soccer players sporting Adidas socks and shoes prior to an MLS match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the San Jose Earthquakes at B.C. Place on August 10, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
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San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Matheus Silva is in a "critical condition" according to the MLS club after receiving life-saving resuscitation after going swimming in Lake Tahoe.

The Earthquakes released a statement on Tuesday after Silva was pulled out of the water:

Silva, 20, is currently on loan with Reno 1868 FC, who also released a statement:

Reno's statement added that he is "stable" despite his critical condition.

Reno midfielder Junior Burgos is keeping Silva in his prayers:

Silva spent last season on loan with Phoenix Rising FC, and two former team-mates Luke Rooney and Carl Woszczynski also tweeted their support to him:

Meanwhile, Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski and fellow midfielder Tommy Thompson retweeted the following from MLS Players Union:

The Brazilian has made two appearances for Reno this season. 

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