By Roland Mulbah
Credible reports from India say the right eye of the first choice goalkeeper of the senior national team of Liberia, Lone Star Nathaniel Sherman is said to be damaged where the goaltender will no longer continue his career.
Sherman, who plies his trade with Barrack Young Controller in the Liberia Football Association (LFA) national league, was involved in an accident and did not participate in Liberia’s crucial 1-0 win against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the second match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September 5, 2015 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Our Source narrated that the retina of the Liberian goalkeeper was damaged completely, while he got 30-40% possibility of seeing again with the left eye.
Our source also hinted that Sherman, who is still in India with a family, will arrive in the country tomorrow.
Sherman, while communicating on his cell phone few days to Liberia’s clash with Tunisia, slammed into a transparent glass at the hotel where the national team of Liberia was camping, thereby sustaining serious facial injury.
About the Retina
The retina is the third and inner coat of the eye which is a light-sensitive layer of tissue. The optics of the eye create an image of the visual world on the retina (through the cornea and lens), which serves much the same function as the film in a camera.
Light striking the retina initiates a cascade of chemical and electrical events that ultimately trigger nerve impulses. These are sent to various visual centres of the brain through the fibres of the optic nerve.