Football: Abdelhak Nouri has 'serious, permanent' brain damage - Ajax

Ajax's Abdelhak Nouri collapsed over the weeked and has been diagnosed with 'serious and permanent' brain damage.
Ajax's Abdelhak Nouri collapsed over the weeked and has been diagnosed with 'serious and permanent' brain damage.PHOTO: ST FILE

The Hague (AFP) - Abdelhak Nouri has suffered "serious and permanent" brain damage following his collapse over the weekend, his club Ajax said Thursday, dashing earlier hopes the promising prospect would make a quick recovery.

"Ajax are deeply saddened by the news that 'Appie' Nouri has been diagnosed with serious and permanent brain damage," the Amsterdam club said in a tweet.