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Former Sharpsville athlete in stable condition after electrical shock

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SHARPSVILLE, Pennsylvania - A Sharpsville High School Star Athlete remains hospitalized after receiving an electrical shock while working on a roof over the weekend.

Tyler Luchey, 18, has several serious injuries, including burns all over his body.

He was  thrown 30 feet after coming in contact with an electrical current while working on a construction job on Saturday.

Luchey was working on a roof for his dad's construction company when the tool he was using likely struck a high tension wire. The shock knocked him to the pavement below.

His sister Nicole Maleychik tells us he has burns over his body and long road of recovery ahead.

She says his ankle and heels are broken, and his spine and neck have fractures, but he made it through surgery.

Luchey's mom, dad and girlfriend Brooke have remained by his side during the surgeries.

Teammates, friends, coaches, teachers and school administrators have visited UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh where Luchey is listed in stable condition.

The teen has bleeding on the brain and is in a medically induced coma.

Luchey's sister tells 21 News that doctors periodically wake her brother up. She says when they woke him up on Sunday, he gave his doctors a thumbs up.

Luchey's story has inspired someone to create a Facebook page called "Tyler's Thumbs Up!" The site has received more than 2,500 hits by Monday.

Luchey's sister says she and her family are grateful for the outpouring of love and support. She adds that the family hopes people continue to pray for Luchey's recovery.

Coach Zach Sarver says people in the close knit community will continue to support Luchey and his family through the recovery. He says Luchey is a fighter, a tough competitive kid, who will battle through this.

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