Ex Liverpool defender out of coma after stroke

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Former Liverpool defender Rigobert Song has woken up from a coma after suffering a stroke and has been flown to France for additional treatment according to the Echo.

Per the source, Song was rushed to hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon after suffering a brain aneurysm and was in critical condition.

The 40-year-old is now out of the coma and the director of the hospital confirmed that Song is now breathing on his own without an oxygen ventilator.

Song joined Liverpool for £2.7 million in January 1999 and made 35 appearances for the Reds before joining West Ham and has also played for Koln, Lens, Metz, Trabzonspor and Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The defender won 137 caps for Cameroon over the course of his international career after making his debut at 17, winning the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics.

Song is currently the manager of the Chad international team and is the uncle of former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song.

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