Hoffenheim player Vukcevic critical but 'stable'


HOFFENHEIM, Germany (AP) -Hoffenheim says midfielder Boris Vukcevic remains in a critical "but stable" condition following his traffic accident in which he collided head on with a truck on Friday.

The Bundesliga club is in in close contact with his family and says the 22-year-old Vukcevic remains in an induced coma in a Heidelberg hospital.

Hoffenheim general manager Andreas Mueller says "we know that Boris is in good hands in the hospital and can only hope now that his condition stabilizes further."

Vukcevic received life-threatening head injuries in the collision between the cities of Hoffenheim and Heidelberg. He was airlifted to the hospital and induced into a coma after an operation. The truck driver received treatment for minor injuries.

Hoffenheim's players were given two days off from Sunday to cope.

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