Thai soccer players can return home after two weeks trapped in flooded

first_imgMembers of a Thai youth soccer team who were trapped in a cave have left the hospital where they have been treated since their rescue, and held news conference before they return to their homes.The 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach had been pronounced generally healthy by doctors, aside from some minor infections.Entering to applause from the media and classmates, the team appeared to be in good spirits.The boys put on a quick demonstration of their ball-handling skills in a special miniature soccer field set up in the hall where they met the media on Wednesday.They then hugged their friends before taking seats up front with doctors and others who helped them during their ordeal.Doctors took the first two questions, and said the 13 were healthy in body and mind. Doctors said the boys gained around 3 kilograms on average since they were rescued from the cave last week. They were said to have lost an average of 4 kilograms during the more than two weeks they were trapped in the cave.The boys described the terrifying moment they realized they were trapped all the way into the cave and described how when they tried to make their way back they faced a sea of water.Officials reviewed reporters’ questions in advance to make sure they wouldn’t cause damaging psychological effects.last_img

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