Positive news is emanating from Cameroon that Rigobert Song is steadily recovering from the suspected stroke that saw him hospitalised and “fighting for his life” in Yaounde yesterday.
It’s since been reported that Song actually suffered a cardiac arrest and was placed into a coma.
Thankfully, it looks like the ex-Liverpool and West Ham defender is over the worst of it, with African football journalist Gary Al-Smith issuing an update to assure fans that the 40-year-old has now begun to breathe unassisted again.
Good news from Cameroon. Doctors in say Rigobert Song will be airlifted to France by Wednesday as he’s started breathing without machines.
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) October 3, 2016
Cameroon FA officials have also confirmed (via My Joy Online) that, as mentioned above, plans are being made to air-lift Song to France in order for him to receive the specialised care his condition requires.
All good news so far, which is fitting for a man who arguably embodied Cameroon’s indomitable spirit more than most during his playing days.
Get well soon, Rigobert!