Dutch Midfielder Suffers Serious Brain Damage Posted by SD News Blog at 1:24 pm Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Leave a comment Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has been diagnosed with "serious and permanent brain damage" after collapsing in a friendly match on Saturday. The 20-year-old suffered "cardiac arrhythmias" - heart rhythm problems - during the game against Werder Bremen. "Ajax are deeply saddened by the news," the Eredivisie club said. On Monday, the club had said tests showed his "heart is functioning normally" and brain scans did not detect "any anomalies". The Ajax statement went on: "Appie Nouri has been diagnosed with serious and permanent brain damage. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones." The Amsterdam-born player was flown by helicopter to hospital in Austria - where the abandoned friendly match was being played. Nouri played 15 league and cup games for Ajax in 2016-17, scoring one goal in a Dutch Cup tie. Reactions: Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Post a comment Comments expressed here do not in any way reflect the opinions of shugasdiary.com.ng or any employees thereof.