After 2 years,8 months in Coma footballer Abdelhak Nouri is ‘awake’

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Abdelhak Nouri. File Pic Twitter

In what can be a really good news for his and Ajax fans, footballer Abdelhak Nouri as per the family sources has woken up from the long Coma and is reacting to the surroundings.

The Netherland midfielder Abdelhak Nouri was in coma for two years and eight months.

Abdelhak Nouri had undergone severe and permanent brain damage after he collapsed in a friendly game against Werder Bremen on July 8, 2017.

Fan tribute to Abdelhak Nouri. File Pic Twitter

Nouri was treated on the field during the game at Lindenstadion in Hippach, Austria – which was subsequently abandoned – before a trauma helicopter arrived and the 20-year-old was taken to hospital.

According to his brother Abderrahim, ‘Appie’, as he is fondly known, is doing well and is now being treated at home.

“He is aware of where he is, he is back in a familiar environment with his family. He’s no longer in a coma. He’s just awake,” said Abderrahim in a special edition of Dutch TV show De Wereld Draait Door.

“He sleeps, he sneezes, he eats, he burps, but it’s not like he gets out of bed. He’s very bedridden and still very dependent on us.

“On his good days, there is a form of communication, for example, confirmation with his eyebrows or a smile. But you notice that he can’t last that very long.

“We talk to him like he’s not sick. We take him into our conversations and we watch football with him in the living room, for example.

“Then he watches. You notice that he likes that very much. He often shows emotions. Sometimes he is emotional, but often there is also a smile.

“That does us good. That makes you really appreciate a smile.”

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