After spending 2 years and 9 months in a coma, the Dutch-Moroccan footballer Abdelhak Nouri wakes up. The footballer 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 had lived in a specialized home. The player was 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.
“He sleeps, he wakes up, he eats, but he does not get out of bed. In good times, there will be a form of communication, he moves his eyebrows, but he just can’t keep it long, it seems to be the top spot for him. Appie (Abdelhak Nouri) knows where he is. It is good for him that he is in an environment familiar with his family. We talk to him 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.
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 was born on April 2, 1997. In addition, a book dedicated to him was released on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Titled “Abdelhak Nouri: a broken dream”, this is a written biography by the family confidant and his lawyer, Khalid Kasem and will be published by Lebowski editions, reports the Dutch press.
“This is a 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”, according to Lebowski publishing house.