After spending 2 years and 9 months in a coma, the Dutch-Moroccan footballer Abdelhak Nouri woke up. The man had been in a coma since July 8, 2017, and it was only last Thursday that he woke up. It was the brother of the Ajax player from Amsterdam who made the announcement.
Abdelhak Nouri (22) had suffered a heart attack in 2017. Since then, he has lived in a specialized home. The player is surrounded by staff present day and night. On Thursday evening, the Telegraaf newspaper reported on the program De Wereld Draait Door entirely devoted to the Ajax Amsterdam player. The opportunity for his brother Abderrahim to give news of the player out of a coma.
“It’s going well with Appie. He is awake, he sleeps, he eats, but he does not get out of bed. In the good times, there is a form of communication, then it moves the eyebrows. He just can’t keep it long, it seems to be top sport for him. Appie knows where he is. It is good for him that he is in an environment familiar with his family. We talk to him, take him in conversations and watch football with him. We notice that he likes it. Sometimes it’s also emotional, but often there is a smile. It’s good for us. “
On July 8, 2017, the Ajax Amsterdam player collapsed on the lawn during a friendly match between his club and Werder Bremen. Now 22, Abdelhak Nouri was the victim of a cardiovascular accident.
The player came out of his coma a few days before his birthday, which coincides with April 2. Abdelahak Nouri will celebrate his 22nd birthday on the occasion, he who was born on April 2, 1997. In addition, a book dedicated to him should be released this Friday March 27, 2020. Entitled “Abdelhak Nouri: a broken dream”, this written biography by the family confidant and his lawyer, Khalid Kasem will be published by Lebowski editions, reports the Dutch press. “This is a moving and sometimes surprising book on the long journey of the Nouri family as a migrant family, on the dream that this family saw come true, especially thanks to the undeniable talent of their son Abdelhak” , a said the Lebowski publishing house.