Football: Abdelhak Nouri 'out of danger' after pitch collapse, says Ajax

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is "out of life-threatening danger", said the club on July 8, 2017.
Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri is "out of life-threatening danger", said the club on July 8, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

The Hague (AFP) - Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Abdelhak Nouri was "out of life-threatening danger" but still in intensive care after collapsing during a training match in Austria, the Dutch Eredivisie club has said.

"Latest update on Nouri: he is in intensive care and kept asleep, but he is out of danger," Ajax said on their official Twitter late on Saturday night.

Nouri, 20, suddenly collapsed during a match between Ajax and Werder Bremen in the Austrian town of Zillertal near Innsbruck in Austria.

Paramedics reanimated the young player before he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Innsbruck.

The match - which was cancelled - was the last at a training camp organised under Ajax's new coach Marcel Keizer.

Nouri first made his goal-scoring debut for Ajax in September last year in a Dutch Cup match against Willem II.

He was also named Jupiler Player of the Season 2016-17 for his contribution in the second-tier Jong Ajax or "Young Ajax" team.