Bundesliga star remains in coma, moves hospitals

25 October 2012 07:47

Bundesliga star Boris Vukcevic remains in a coma with severe head injuries but his condition has improved enough for him to be moved to a rehabilitation clinic, his club Hoffenheim have said.

The 22-year-old has been in a coma since his car hit an oncoming truck on September 28 at Bammental, near Heidelberg, but he is showing steady signs of improvement and was moved from Heidelberg University Hospital.

The Germany Under-21 midfielder has already had two operations.

"We remain very confident that Boris will make a recovery, but the situation is still very tense, so we want to deal with this respectfully and sensitively," said Hoffenheim manager Andreas Mueller.

Vukcevic is a diabetic and he was hypoglycemic, suffering from low blood sugar level, at the time of the accident, a medical report has revealed.

Local police are investigating the accident, which they say occurred when Vukcevic's car crossed into the lane of oncoming traffic and was hit by a truck travelling in the opposite direction.

Vukcevic has played for Hoffenheim since 2008 and made five appearances this season.

Source: AFP