Two years and nine months ago, young Ajax player Abdelahk Nouri collapsed during a preseason game against Werer Bremen. The footballer had a cardiac arrest which resulted in severe brain damage. Almost three years later, however, Nouri is now at home in a new phase of her life.
Nouri was induced into a coma after that match, but in recent months he has already managed to communicate with his relatives with his eyes. Now doctors are considering him safe. “He is awake. Eat, he has sneezes, he smiles … on a good day he can communicate by means of eyebrow movements. He continues to depend on us all. He does not get out of bed, but it is a joy to have him again. “his brother has explained.
After the tragedy, his family, originally from Morocco, focused on caring for him. When it became known among the Ajax fans that the Nouri were in financial trouble because he could not work as before guarding the residence where he was, supporters went shopping in bulk at the family store, making donations. Former teammates, such as Beek or Frenkie de Jong, also donated money to the families of a player who had made his first-team debut. Ajax also guaranteed a paycheck to a player who had become a symbol. Now Nouri is home and she’s smiling.