American Teen Wakes From Coma With Ability To Speak Fluent Spanish

A FLORIDA teenager has shocked friends and family after waking up from a coma with the ability to speak fluent Spanish.

Reuben Nsemoh, 16, was airlifted to hospital after being kicked in the head by another player during a game of football.

The teenager, a goalkeeper, is reported to have stopped breathing multiple times after the collision.

His coach Bruno Kalonji told WSB-TV: “He will [would] start coming back, then he will [would] throw up. It was a sequence of things I’ve never seen, it was bad.”

By the time the ambulance arrived, Nsemoh appeared to be having seizures. He was in a coma for three days.

On waking up, the high school student baffled friends and family no longer able speak in English, but Spanish fluently.

In time, the young man has been able to regain his ability to speak English with his Spanish fading away.

Explaining the unique after effect of his injury, Nsemoh told news outlets that he had many Spanish-speaking friends, would speak the language when he is around.

He believed he may have subconsciously remembered conversations.

The aspiring footballer has suffered from a total of three concussions his parents said, but was given the thumbs up to return home to continue his recovery.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause short and long-term changes in language, according to TBI researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coach Kalonji said he will only let the teenager back on the pitch if he wears protective headgear and advocated for all goalkeepers to adopt protective uniform.

The family have started a GoFundMe appeal in efforts to raise funds to cover his medical and insurance costs with a target of $25,000.

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