Hoffenheim has announced on its official website that Boris Vukcevic's condition is no longer life-threatening after his road traffic accident back in September.
The 22-year-old remains in a coma but his situation is now stable, and he has survived the acute phase of recovery, according to Heidelberg hospital where Vukcevic is being treated.
The player's coach Markus Babbel continues to monitor his progress and was understandably delighted to hear of the latest update.
"We're delighted for Boris and his family about the news," he said.
"We'd all hoped and prayed he'd make it. We know there's a long way to go yet, but this news gives us strength and will help us get through what is a difficult time. It will help us focus on our upcoming tasks in the Bundesliga."
Bild is also reporting that the doctors are planning to slowly wake him from his induced coma.