Vukcevic expresses thanks for support after crash

Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic has thanked the club and
its fans for their support as recovers from a serious car crash
that left him with life-threatening head injuries.

The Bundesliga club says on its website that Vukcevic can now
express himself verbally and that he expressed his gratitude in a
message sent through his parents.

Hoffenheim quoted Vukcevic as saying: ”I want to greet everyone
and ask at the same time that I’m given the necessary time and calm
to find a way back into my life.”

The 22-year-old Vukcevic’s car collided head on with a truck on
Sept. 28. He spent seven weeks in an induced coma, from which he
awoke last month.

The Croatian-born German made 78 Bundesliga appearances for
Hoffenheim, and six for Germany’s under-21 team.