A goalkeeper has had to have her left leg amputated after a freak accident at home left her in intensive care.
The Colombia shot-stopper, Johanis Menco, was on the books of top-flight side Real Santander San Andres until November.
She sustained her horrific injuries when she ran into a glass door at her home.
Menco, 25, cut her femoral artery and underwent two operations to repair it.
The goalkeeper remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital in Bucaramanga.
Colombia’s professional league and her club, Real Santander, this week urged fans to donate blood in order to help Menco.
Menco was combining her football career with studies in topography.
Real Santander club president Gustavo Nunez told La Vanguardia: “Fortunately Johanis had her social security up to date and that is why she was able to receive all necessary medical help to save her life.”
“I have spoken to the club board and we are in the best position to collaborate on what she needs because she will continue to be a part of the Real family.
“She is someone that left a mark with her charisma and character.
“We are certain that she has the tools to move on, and we are sure that she will return to make her life and face it in the best way. She is a warrior.”