Jean-Pierre Adams, former France defender, dies 39 years after falling into coma

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  • Medical error left PSG and Nîmes player in coma
  • Adams won 22 caps for France in the 70s

The former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma as a result of a medical error, his former clubs, Paris St-Germain and Nîmes, said on Monday.

In 1982, Adams was administered a near fatal dose of anaesthetic before a routine knee operation, which caused brain damage.

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