Ajax's Abdelhak Nouri out of intensive care after two-and-a-half weeks
Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has left intensive care two-and-a-half weeks after suffering permanent brain damage having collapsed during a preseason friendly.
The 20-year-old has been moved to a medium care department, is no longer in an induced coma and can breathe on his own, the club said in a statement issued on behalf of his family.
The statement said there was no change to the overall outlook, though, with Nouri "stable, but with severe and lasting brain damage."
Nouri collapsed during a match with Werder Bremen in Hippach, Austria, on July 8.
Tuesday's statement added: "The Nouri family once again thanks everyone who has given their support and asks everyone to continue to pray for Abdelhak."