Blatter hopes for Trinidad defender`s full recovery

Updated: Oct 01, 2013, 19:17 PM IST

Budapest: FIFA president Sepp Blatter has joined the growing list of well wishers hoping that Trinidad and Tobago defender Akeem Adams makes a full recovery after suffering a massive heart attack in Hungary last Wednesday.

FIFA Social Media manager Alex Stone has indicated that Blatter was aware of Adam’s situation and has sent his best wishes to his family and the Trinidad and Tobago football fraternity.

“Sending my best wishes for a full recovery to #akeemadams, a 22 year old player of Ferencváros & @TTFootballAssociation,” the post stated in Blatter’s official Twitter account.

Adams, 22, continues to be warded at the ICU of the Varosmajori Heart Clinic in Hungary after undergoing three surgeries and is now surviving on a mechanical heart due to the severe damage to his heart.

Reports suggest that Adams will require a heart transplant.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) is reporting some positive signs from the footballer.

A media release from the (TTFA) said there was some movement from Adams who plays for Ferencvaros club.

“There was one significant occurrence, as the 22-year-old player was said to have nodded in acknowledgement of his mother’s presence and held her hand for a brief moment Sunday (yesterday) morning,” the release read.

“He nodded and held on to her hand when she asked ‘Akeem do you know I am here’, and we continue to pray for his recovery,” Adams’s local handler, Dion Sosa, also told TTFA Media.

Adams, who signed a one-year contract with Ferencváros in July with the option of an additional year, was up to Sunday listed in a critical condition.

IANS