This afternoon, Ajax broke the incredibly sad news over the health of player Abdelhak Nouri. Unfortunately, the 20-year-old has suffered severe and permanent brain damage, with no chance of recovery.

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Following the player’s collapse during a friendly match with Werder Bremen on Saturday, Nouri was kept in hospital over the following days in a deep coma.

Tests today have sadly revealed the extent of Nouri’s brain damage, which according to a club statement is said to be “serious and permanent”.

Messages of support have flooded in from the football community, which you can see below. From all of the Football-Oranje comunity, writers and followers alike, we want to wish Appie and his family the best and offer our support in what is undoubtedly a very tough time for all involved.




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