Despite waking from a medically induced coma several days ago, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov remains in critical condition, according to reports from Russian media.
“He is out of a coma but still can’t talk,” Ramazan Rabadanov, a friend of the Nurmagomedov family, told Sport Express. “He’s in a serious condition. That’s the only thing we know. I’m ill myself and called a doctor.”
Rabadanov later told TASS.ru that Nurmagomedov had also suffered a stroke and was “in a coma for seven days after a heart operation.”
The 57-year-old, who previously underwent heart surgery in 2019, initially fell ill in his hometown of Makhachkala, Dagestan, and was convinced by family members to visit a doctor, who later diagnosed him with pneumonia. Despite medial advice and prescriptions, Abdulmanap reportedly continued to go about his routine and refused to undergo testing for coronavirus.
As Abdulmanap’s condition worsened, he was transported to a military hospital in Moscow. He then suffered a heart attack on May 3, underwent heart surgery, and was placed in a medically induced coma. He has since woken from the coma, though his condition remains serious.
There are currently more than 282,00 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Russian Federation, including nearly 2,600 deaths. Despite having the fourth highest number of coronavirus cases globally, Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted stay-at-home orders and announced that the country’s “non-working” period has come to an end.