Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic is no longer in critical condition following car crash last month

Hoffenheim fans show support for Boris Vukcevic, who remains in hospital

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Hoffenheim have confirmed the condition of young midfielder Boris Vukcevic is no longer critical after he was involved in a car crash late last month.

The 22-year-old remains in a coma at a Heidelberg clinic following the accident, which occurred when the player's car collided with a lorry while he was on his way to training on September 28th.

The Bundesliga club released a statement on their official website saying Vukcevic's condition has taken a positive turn.

It read: "Boris Vukcevic is no longer in a life-threatening condition.

"According to information from Heidelberg University Hospital, where the 22-year-old is being treated following his car accident on September 28th, Vukcevic has made it through the critical phase and his condition has stabilised further.

"The Hoffenheim player remains in a coma and the prognosis of his recovery time is not known at the moment."

Hoffenheim manager Markus Babbel voiced his delight at the news, adding: "First and foremost, we're delighted for Boris and his family at this piece of news.

"It's clear that there's still a long way for him to go, but the news gives us strength and will make it a little easier to return to our normal daily routine.

"It will also help us focus on our tasks in the Bundesliga."