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Hougaard out of coma

Hougaard out of coma


Former Springbok Derick Hougaard, who has spent nearly two weeks in a Pretoria hospital after being discovered unconscious, is displaying promising indicators of restoration.

The eight-Take a look at flyhalf’s girlfriend, South African singer Nádine, shared on Fb that he has opened his eyes and is aware of medical workers.

It’s understood that he has been battling respiratory pneumonia in ICU at Steve Biko Educational Hospital after been given a 50% likelihood of waking from his coma. He was discovered unconscious by Nadine, on the morning of Saturday, 10 June.

In keeping with her put up, his an infection depend and blood carbon dioxide ranges have decreased, however continues to be present process remedy for different issues, and stays unable to talk attributable to throat tubes.


The 40-year-old made greater than 100 appearances for the Vodacom Bulls in all competitions between 2002 and 2008 and is named the “Liefling” of Loftus for taking part in an important position in a golden period for the Pretoria facet.

Since retiring from rugby, Hougaard has tried his hand at a profession within the NFL and took half in a celeb boxing match with rock musician Francois van Coke. He has additionally reportedly been engaged on a documentary on his life.

Picture: Wessel Oosthuizen/Gallo Pictures



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