Report: Khabib’s father ‘still can’t talk’ and remains in ‘serious condition’ following heart surgery

Despite waking from a medically induced coma several days ago, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov remains in critical condition, according to reports from Russian media. “He is…

By: Karim Zidan | 3 years ago
Report: Khabib’s father ‘still can’t talk’ and remains in ‘serious condition’ following heart surgery
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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.

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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