CSNCalifornia.com has learned from a source that Matheus Silva, the San Jose Earthquakes midfielder who required life-saving resuscitation on July 4 following an accident in Lake Tahoe, has come out of a coma and is responsive.
Sources say Silva was "uncooperative" as of Wednesday night, but Thursday morning, awoke, was breathing on his own and even communicated orally.
A former teammate also confirmed the news on Facebook.
Update on SIMA alumnus Matheus Silva:
He is responding positively to all tests. He has been awake and they will be removing the breathing tubes today. Slow recovery, but all good signs towards a healthy recovery.
Little by little my friend. Be patient and keep fighting. We love you and look forward to seeing you ping balls around the field with that magical left foot of yours here shortly.
Grande Abraço pra você!
The source also confirmed it appears the midfielder is scheduled to be moved out of the intensive care unit as early as Friday morning.
Silva -- a 20-year-old midfielder who is currently on loan with the Quakes’ United Soccer League affiliate Reno 1868 FC -- had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe on a swin back into shore early Tuesday morning.
After CPR was performed, he was transferred to a nearby hospital in Lake Tahoe and then airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.
A native of Taboao Da Serra, Brazil, Silva was claimed off of waivers by San Jose in July of 2015.
For his career, he's played in four games with the big club -- staring twice in 2016. Reno 1868 is fresh off a recording-breaking 9-0 win on Monday against LA Galaxy II.
Silva has logged just 166 minutes for the Reno 1868 club after spending the majority of his time with Arizona United SC in 2016 -- appearing in nine games and logging 606 minutes.
Sources tell CSNCalifornia.com the midfielder's vitals have been good for the last couple of days, with Silva able to move his extremities and open his eyes.