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."