Heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov Awaken From Medically Induced Coma
The doctors were expecting Magomed Abdusalamov to die from the injuries he suffered during the fight against Mike Perez.
While Mago is nowhere near out of danger, we do have some good news to report according to ESPN.
Injured heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov was brought out of a medically induced coma on Friday and was breathing on his own, promoter Nathan Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing told ESPN.com.
Abdusalamov, who suffered a stroke shortly after he was put into a coma, had been on life a support machine breathing for him, but he was taken off it on Thursday night when he began breathing on his own, Lewkowicz said.
“He’s out of the coma, his right eye is open and his right foot is moving, but he is still basically in a vegetative state. I guess that’s the best way to put it. It’s not like he’s up walking around, but he’s out of the coma and off the machines, which is a good sign,” Lewkowicz said. “It seems like he’s progressing slowly, day by day. The fact that he can breath on his own now and not connected to a machine is huge. The fact that the doctors took him out of the coma is huge.”
It is unclear whether Abdusalamov can communicate with doctors or if he can see or move his left side.
“He has a long way to go,” Lewkowicz said. “How is he going to function? We still don’t know.”
Pulling for him to make a full recovery.