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Former Paris Saint Germain superstar who has been on coma since 1982 turns 73

Jean-Pierre Adams may not be a household name especially in the circles of football – but his heartbreaking story has seen the former French star shoot to prominence in recent years.

During his active playing days, the celebrated defender turned out for a number of French clubs including Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.

But as his career entered the twilight years, life, and indeed his journey to stardom, took a rather sudden and tragic twist.

In 1982, aged 34 at the time, Adams is said to have walked into a Lyon hospital to undergo a routine surgery on his knee. Jean-Pierre Adams walked into a Lyon hospital nearly 40 years ago for routine surgery on his injured knee.  And that would be the last time he walked, talked, or even voluntarily moved any of his muscles again.

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For nearly four decades now, the Senegalese-born footballer has been bedridden. According to SPORTbible, Adams’ life was horribly turned upside down following a botched operation on his injured knee.

It is understood a major blunder involving a wrong dosage of anesthetic saw him starved of oxygen, resulting in catastrophic brain damage.

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