Posted: Friday November 16, 2012 7:32 AM

Hoffenheim midfielder Vukcevic awakens from coma

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

BERLIN (AP) -Bundesliga club Hoffenheim says midfielder Boris Vukcevic has awoken from a coma, 1 1/2 months after he was injured in a car accident.

Vukcevic was put into an induced coma after operations following the accident on Sept. 28, when his car collided head-on with a truck.

Hoffenheim says the 22-year-old German is now conscious for a few hours per day and able to communicate with his relatives.

But the club says that in view of the serious head injuries he suffered it's still not possible to make any "serious forecast'' about prospects for a full recovery.
Hot Topics: NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs Chris Johnson Jameis Winston NFL Draft Michael Sam Aldon Smith
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint