The world of football has had its share of fatalities but when it happens on a football field, it is not always easy to forget.
But in the last few years, there has been an increased number of incidents on a football field that have led to some serious injuries and death in certain cases.
Football is a contact sport and it is not easy to avoid injuries completely but it is important for FIFA to regulate the game to make sure that there are no fatal injuries at a time when the sport is supposed to evolve.
But time and again, we have encounter players who have lost their careers or even lives on this sport and one such player is Ajax starlet Appie Nouri.
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Ajax confirm Permanent Brain Damage
The 20-year old is one of the up and coming youngsters at the Ajax Academy, one of the most prestigious academies in world football.
He was involved in a friendly against Werder Bremen on Saturday which was played in good spirits but as it turned out to be, it is the last game the youngster will ever play.
Having collapsed during the game, Appie Nouri and after a series of tests performed by the doctors immediately, it was declared that he suffered a serious and permanent brain damage.
Ajax had previously noted that Nouri had no serious damage after the heart attack in Innsbruck that caused him to be hospitalised urgently.
However, they have now announced that he diagnosed with serious and permanent brain damage.
— AFC Ajax (English) (@AFCAjax_EN) July 13, 2017
This news crawled fast in the footballing circles and there were a number of wishes falling in from around the fraternity, wishing for Nouri to get well soon.
Appie is asleep to treat him as effectively as possible. Our thoughts are with him and his family,” Ajax tweeted.
Luis Suarez Sends His Support
And former Ajax star Luis Suarez did not forget one of his fans and took it to social media to send his well wished to the 20-year old.
Suarez posted a photo of himself and Klaas Jan Huntelaar alongside the 20-year-old when he was a small child.
Here is the post:
“Very sorry because of what happened with Appie, we are with you,” he wrote.
The incident comes a little over a month after Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote collapsed in training with Chinese club Beijing Enterprises and died on June 5.