Hoffenheim's Boris Vukcevic seriously injured in car accident

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The midfielder is in a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Hoffenheim's Boris Vukcevic was involved in a serious automobile accident Friday afternoon. The midfielder was sent to a Heidelberg hospital in critical condition with life-threatening head injuries suffered on impact. He is currently in a medically induced coma.

The club released a statement on their website detailing some of the incident with a quote from sporting director Andreas Müller: "We're distressed by this news. The team, the coach, everyone at the club is shocked. Our thoughts are with Boris and his family."

Vukcevic, 22, was traveling on a road in Bammental which is a small town between Heidelberg and Hoffenheim. His car slid and struck an oncoming truck. The driver of the truck was not seriously injured. Bild has an eyewitness report that says he was cut out of the vehicle before being airlifted to Heidelberg. You can also see photos of Vukcevic's car after the accident.

The Croatian-born player has appeared in all five league matches to begin the season, starting four of them, and scored one goal. He has made several appearances for Germany's national youth sides but is still eligible for Croatia's senior side.

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