Zambian midfielder Changwe Kalale has been left paralysed from the waist down after a shocking car crash.
Kalale suffered spinal damage in the incident that stunned the footballing community of Zambia on Sunday.
The youngster, who was on his way to the 2015 AFCON preparation camp, now faces a future of uncertainty, but is currently in a stable condition.
"Changwe Kalale sustained a spinal injury that has left him paralysed from the waist going downwards," Zesco United spokesperson Katebe Chengo said.
“He also sustained a right broken thigh and broken leg. His condition has been described as stable and is admitted to the University teaching Hospital [in Lusaka]."
Not the only one
In fact, Kalale wasn't the only player involved in the crash as his teammates Nyambe Mulenga and Satchmo Chakawa also sustained injuries.
Mulenga, who is a defender by trade, reportedly suffered a broken leg, whilst 'keeper Chakawa ruptured his spleen and bladder. The duo, though, will be confident of making a full recovery, but unfortunately life will never be the same for Kalale.
The youngster had even made earned his first senior appearance for his international side in a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast earlier this year, so this news will no doubt stun the country.