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Ajax youngster Nouri collapses during Bremen friendly

Goal.com logo Goal.com 08-07-2017

Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri received treatment on the field after collapsing during Saturday's friendly against Werder Bremen in Austria, with the Eredivisie club later clarifying he had suffered a heart arrythmia but was in a stable condition.

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In the 72nd minute of the game at Lindenstadion in Hippach, the 20-year-old midfielder lay down on his back inside the Bremen half in clear discomfort.

Ambulances and paramedics then tended to Nouri on the pitch, with a screen drawn around him.

"Emergency services are still [treating] Nouri, players look worried," Ajax tweeted. "It is serious, we [will let you] know immediately if there is more clarity."

A trauma helicopter then landed on the ground to assist the medics treating Nouri and fans were asked to leave the stadium with the match abandoned.

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Shortly after Nouri arrived in hospital, Ajax sent a further update affirming that the youngster's state had improved.

"[Nouri] has a heart arrythmia. He is in a stable condition, he has a heartbeat and is sleeping," the club's official Twitter feed informed.

"Nouri has now been taken to hospital. Thank you for all your messages of support."

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