Dominica’s cricket captain Tyrone Theophile, who was airlifted to Martinique on Sunday, December 27, 2020, has been making steady progress after undergoing surgery in Martinique for a fractured skull following a motorcycle accident on Christmas Day December 25, 2020, in the Capital City Roseau.
Speaking to Nature Isle News (NIN) from Martinique a close family friend who is with him says he is making steady progress.
“He is now breathing on his own from January 2, 2021 and no longer requires a ventilator and is making steady progress. It is rough but by God’s grace and continued prayers we are praying for the best,” she said.
“He is still in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and we are waiting on advice from the doctors, we have the language barrier coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and Martinique is under lockdown so making it difficult.”
“I can report that he is trying to speak but it is not clear, but he is fully conscious of his surroundings. We are keeping our fingers crossed and praying because we are still not sure what happens next and how things will be, but he is stable and we give God thanks for His mercies and all those who offer prayers,” she stated.
The 31-year-old, who hails from the southern community of Pointe Michel, has been one of the island’s top cricketers over the last decade.
Theophile, who captained the Windward Islands Volcanoes team for a few seasons at the regional level, has played a total of 68 first-class matches and has scored 3,055 runs at an average of 25.88.
The top order batsman has also taken 18 wickets at 34 runs apiece with his off spin.