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.