It is disheartening to hear as Ajax Amsterdam’s youngster Abdelhak Nouri has suffered a brain damage, the club has confirmed.
The club has indicated that the 20 year old has suffered “serious and permanent brain damage” following his collapse in their friendly game against Werder Bremen.
The club statement reads; “Nouri has suffered cardiac arrhythmias and the chances of recovery from the damage is nil”. “The diagnosis was made that a lot of [his] brain is not functioning. All this probably occurred due to a lack of oxygen supply”, he added.
The club had earlier tweeted that Nouri’s “heart was functioning normally with no brain anomalies” but now further test have revealed the extent of the damage. The club has reiterated that the player will be soon transferred to a hospital in Amsterdam for further care.
Edwin van der Sar, who is now the CEO at Ajax indicated; “This is the worst possible message. It is terrible. We feel enormously for his parents, siblings and other relatives”.
The former Manchester United player added; “The blow is also difficult for Ajax, though we knew we had to consider this scenario. They were uncertain days, lots of people in different ways have sympathised with his situation and is greatly appreciated”.
“Abdelhak is such a great talent, but unfortunately we will never know how far his star would have reached had this not happened”, he continued.