Boris Vukcevic in coma after car accident – ESPN

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Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic is in an induced coma in a Heidelberg clinic after receiving “life-threatening” injuries in a road accident Friday.

Boris Vukcevic is reported to have been seriously injured

PA PhotosBoris Vukcevic is reported to have been seriously injured in a car accident Friday.

The 22-year-old’s black Mercedes-Benz was involved in a collision with a truck on a main road not far from the club’s training ground in Sinsheim.

He was airlifted to a hospital after receiving life-threatening head injuries, according to a statement from the Bundesliga club.

Vukcevic underwent surgery immediately upon arrival at the clinic and is reported to be in a “critical condition” with no prognosis for recovery.

Vukcevic has been a regular in the Hoffenheim side since making his debut in May 2009, playing a total of 78 times, and he also has been capped by Germany’s under-21s.

“This news has shaken us,” said Hoffenheim’s general manager Andreas Muller. “The team, the coach and everybody here are shocked. Our thoughts are with Boris and his family.”

Hoffenheim’s Bundesliga clash with Augsburg is set to go ahead Saturday afternoon.

“There has been no request for the game to be postponed,” the club’s press spokesman Holger Tromp told Germany’s dpa agency. “The team have made it clear that they want to play.”

Vukcevic’s teammates still met up at the usual hotel where they spend the night before home matches tonight, preparing as usual for Saturday’s game.

Augsburg is also preparing for Saturday’s game normally as both clubs await developments overnight before making a final decision about whether the game will indeed go ahead.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.

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