Ajax confirm Abdelhak Nouri's suffered 'serious and permanent brain damage'

The Eredivisie club revealed the heartbreaking news on Thursday after the 20-year-old collapsed during a pre-season friendly

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has suffered serious and permanent brain damage after he collapsed during Saturday's friendly against Werder Bremen, the Eredivisie club have confirmed.Nouri was treated on the field during the game — which was subsequently abandoned — at Lindenstadion in Hippach, Austria, before a trauma helicopter arrived and the 20-year-old was taken to hospital.Although Nouri recovered a stable heart rate and Ajax confirmed on Monday that his heart was functioning normally, ...