Abdelhak Nouri who collapse during a game in 2017 and has since been in come has woken up. The player has been in coma for two years and nine months, Abdelhak Nouri suffered a cardiac arrhythmia attack in 2017 he sustained severe and permanent brain damage as a direct result of the incident.
The player woke up early today according to Dutch website Abdelhak Nouri who is now awake and that he “sleeps, eats, frowns and burps but is very dependent”. The 22-year-old player’s brother Abderrahim told AD that the player is “doing well” and lives in a house specially built for him.
The two guys Nouri and his brother communicate not through words or signals but through raising their eyebrows. With all the sad news in sports in our today’s world at least something finally to cheer up, this news is perhaps the most heartwarming news of all in this time. When the incident happened players around the world all came out to show their support telling him to “STAY STRONG”
The player’s father said his father Mohammed said Nouri and his family had been through a “serious ordeal”. “We have to take care of him at our very best. We try to do a lot ourselves.” He added.
The news of his recovery is all the more miraculous given the fact that he was concluded already dead and gone, his family said in July 2017 that he had virtually no chance of recovery and was in a permanent vegetative state.
Abderrahim said back then: “He cannot walk, cannot talk, he does not recognise us, does not know who we are. He does not feel anything, he does not hear anything. “According to the doctor he can never do all that again, he will never heal.” But incredibly Nouri is back communicating and spending time with his loved ones.
And even more remarkable is the fact he played a part in former Ajax star Frenkie de Jong’s arrival at Ajax and subsequent transfer to Barcelona. De Jong said: “He talked to me a lot in a summer. “When I sat with him, his mother came in. She then asked Appie, ‘Appie, where should Frenkie go? To Barcelona?’ As soon as she said that, his eyebrow rose. That was a very special moment.”