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Tunisian player who collapsed in Spain regains consciousness

Scottish Premier League - Celtic v Dundee

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Kyle Benedictus of Dundee brings down Lassad Nouioui of Celtic to give away a penalty during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Dundee on September 22, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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MADRID (AP) Spanish third-division club Toledo says a Tunisian player who collapsed from heart failure during practice 10 days ago has regained consciousness.

The club says doctors removed sedative medication and Lassad Nouioui was responding well to treatment on Monday.

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They will consider removing the 32-year-old Nouioui from the intensive care unit if his condition keeps improving. Nouioui has played for a number of clubs during his 14-year professional career, notably a four-year stay at Deportivo La Coruna and a one-year spell with Celtic.

Nouioui collapsed on April 14.

The game against Real Madrid B the following day was postponed because of the problem with Nouioui.