Rigobert Song Cameroon legend comes out of 2-day coma

Song who had 137 caps for Cameroon was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, October 2 after he fell ill in his country home.

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Cameroon football legend, Rigobert Song has come out of a two-day coma after suffering a stroke.

Song who had 137 caps for Cameroon was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, October 2 after he fell ill in his country home.

The 40-year-old was admitted at the Yaounde Central Hospital where he was in a coma for two days.

Rigobert Song play Rigobert Song was rushed to the hospital after suffering from stroke (Premier League)

 

The director of the Hospital, Dr Louis Joss Bitang A. Mafok has revealed that the former defender is out of a coma and ready to be flown to France for intensive treatment.

"He has come out of his coma and the oxygen has been disconnected," A Mafok told BBC.

"His high blood pressure has returned to normal and the cerebral haemorrhage has been controlled.

"A medical aircraft will be in Cameroon in the morning [on Tuesday]. We will have a working session with the French team and then he will be flown to France."

Rigobert Song play Doctor says Rigobert Song has recovered from coma and will soon be flown to France for further treatment (AFP/File)

 

Lots of ‘get well soon’ messages have flooded social media as former colleagues and the football world in general has reacted to the news of his illness.

 “I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother,” wrote legendary Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o wrote on Twitter.

 

Our thoughts are with Rigobert Song and his family at this time,” the Liverpool official Twitter handle wrote.

 

Hope everything ends up okay,” former teammate Jamie Carragher wrote while Robbie Fowler added: “Thoughts with Rigobert Song and family... hope he pulls through.”

Rigobert Song play Lots of football personalities have sent 'get well message' to the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. (AFP/File)

 

After retiring from football, Song became a pundit for TV channel Orange Sports.

He was a member of the Cameroon national team between 1993 and 2010 and also played for Europeans clubs like Liverpool, West Ham, Lens and Galatasaray.

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