The medical reports are out and the news about the medical condition of Nouri is a heartbreaking one as the doctors suggest that the Nouri’s brain is damaged permanently and there are no hopes left.
Eredivisie giant Ajax have confirmed that their midfielder Nouri has been diagnosed with permanent brain damage after he collapsed in Saturday’s friendly against Werder Bremen, the Dutch club have confirmed.
Nouri was treated on the field during the match at Lindenstadion in Hippach, Austria. Which was subsequently abandoned because of the tragic collapsed of Nouri. A helicopter arrived and the 20-year-old was taken straight to the hospital.
On Tuesday, the hospital in Innsbruck were optimistic after a CT scan and other neurological tests did not show any abnormalities but Ajax have confirmed in their latest reports about the tragic developments of the player.
“Ajax are deeply saddened by the news that Nouri has been diagnosed with a serious and permanent brain damage,” read a statement released via club’s Twitter account.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones at this difficult time.”
Nouri made his Eredivisie breakthrough with Ajax last season in which he made nine appearances for the first team under head coach Peter Bosz. But it was with Jong Ajax where he truly shone what he got in Netherlands’ second-tier Eerste Divisie, scoring 10 goals and supplying 11 assists in 26 matches for Marcel Keizer’s side.
Keizer has now succeeded Bosz as first-team coach following the latter’s departure to Borussia Dortmund and he oversaw Nouri as he was named Eerste Divisie player of the year for 2016-17.
“This is the worst possible news we could get. It is devastating,” said Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar.
“There are no words to describe what [Nouri’s family] are going through. This is a huge blow for Ajax, even if we knew this scenario was a possibility.
“There were some very difficult and insecure days, with a lot of people showing their support. We really appreciate that.
“Abdelhak is such a huge talent, but we will never know how bright his star would have shone had this not happened.”
Speaking to AT5 earlier this week, Keizer explained that training sessions and usual footballing priorities had been taken a back seat at Ajax is in a moment of shock and as the club pulled together to support Nouri and one another.
“It did not matter if the players came to training or not, everyone loves Appie. We encourage everyone to talk about it, cry together,” he said.
“He has a very good relationship with his room-mate Hakim Ziyech. But there are guys who have played football with him for 12 years. It’s not easy.
“I just hope he gets better. He represents Ajax for me, dominant and attractive football. That’s Appie.
“We are not so concerned with the qualifying round of the Champions League, it’s all about Appie first.”
Thus, it’s really sad news for all the football fans out there because seeing a player collapsing the field and then seeing him falling towards this condition is simply heartbreaking. His career has been ended and the sad part is that his personal life and family is going to suffer for a long way from here.
But, here’s the time when we all should pay our support to Nouri and his family because it’s a time when they need us, when they need football to play a role in their dark life.
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