The Ajax midfielder and Dutch footballer, Abdelhek Nouri who was in a coma for 2 years, 8 months and 19 days has finally woken up according to his family members.
The news was also shared on twitter by Usher Komugisha, the African football reporter.
After 2 years, 8 months and 19 days, Abdelhak Nouri has awaken from a coma and can now eat and sit in a wheelchair. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
The 22-year old Dutch and Ajax midfielder collapsed in a friendly game against Werder Bremen on July 8, 2017.
Such fantastic news at a difficult time. pic.twitter.com/xMv2AkOWXz
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) March 26, 2020
Ajax’s Abdelhak ‘Appie’ Nouri sustained severe and permanent brain damage after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia attack in a pre-season friendly with German outfit Werder Bremen in July 2017.
The 22-year-old was in a coma for months but is now recovering in a house built especially for him, where he ‘sleeps, eats, frowns and burps but is very dependent.’
His father Mohammed told the Daily Mail that the family had been through a ‘serious ordeal’, adding: ‘We have to take care of him at our very best. We try to do a lot ourselves.’
Many of Europe’s top players paid a series of tributes to the youngster after his collapse.
Abdelhak Nouri (born 2 April 1997) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Nouri operated primarily as an attacking midfielder, but could also be deployed as a winger.