Football news 2021: Jean-Pierre Adams coma, horror knee operation, wife stays by his side

The wife of former football star Jean-Pierre Adams remains by his side, 39 years after he fell into a coma following surgery gone wrong.

It was meant to be a routine surgery.

A minor knee operation, that would’ve left ex-footballer Jean-Pierre Adams out of action for a few months.

However, a near lethal dose of anaesthetic before the procedure left the former French international in a coma.

Some 39 years later, the defender is still in a long vegetative state — but will not be given up on by his long-suffering wife, Bernadette.

The makings of a superstar

Born in Dakar, Senegal in 1948, Adams moved to France aged 10 and began his professional football career with Nimes in the 1970s.

Before that he was hardened in the world of the non-league…



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