15 October 2012

Vukcevic 'improving' after car accident

Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic's life is no longer in danger from head injuries sustained in a car accident, although it is still too early for a long-term prognosis. The Bundesliga club say the 22-year-old player remains in an induced coma but that his condition has "further stabilised".

Vukcevic is a diabetic and police say he had a sudden drop in blood sugar level when he lost control of his car and crashed head-on with a truck on 28 September on the road between Heidelberg and Hoffenheim.

The Independent

UPDATE: Nov 16 (Reuters) - Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic, who sustained severe injuries in a car crash in September, has awoken from a coma after eight weeks, the Bundesliga club said on Friday. The 22-year-old diabetic, who crashed head-on into a truck after his blood sugar apparently dropped according to police, is conscious for several hours a day and can communicate with his family.

"We are extremely happy that Boris is continuously improving," Hoffenheim manager Andreas Mueller said in a club statement. We are thinking of him every day and we, the players, his team mates would like to visit him. But that is secondary. He now has to have the best conditions to recover."

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