The anti-inflam­ma­to­ry injec­tion has noth­ing to do with it.

Doc­tor of Med­ical Sci­ences Andrei Shes­takov refut­ed the state­ments of the coach and friend of fig­ure skater Roman Kos­tom­arov, Alexan­der Zhulin, that the anti-inflam­ma­to­ry injec­tion giv­en to the ath­lete could lead to pneu­mo­nia.

Shes­takov said that Kos­tom­arov had pain in his joints, and in his case there is a lot of stress on them, so he was giv­en an injec­tion with an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry drug. The spe­cial­ist not­ed that the prob­lem was that the main symp­toms were not noticed. Accord­ing to the expert, mul­ti­ple infec­tions due to pneu­mo­nia and coro­n­avirus have led to such dire con­se­quences.

“Of course, no anti-inflam­ma­to­ry injec­tion could lead to such severe com­pli­ca­tions, espe­cial­ly to ampu­ta­tions of limbs. It is obvi­ous that the diag­no­sis was incor­rect from the very begin­ning. Covid plus pneu­mo­nia had a seri­ous impact on the joints,” Andrei Shes­takov told Sport24.

Kostomarov began training with prosthetics to get back on the ice

The doc­tor of med­ical sci­ences warned men. He said it is impor­tant not to ignore your body’s sig­nals and take the nec­es­sary mea­sures quick­ly.

Ear­li­er, Alexan­der Zhulin in the TV show “Life and Fate” with Boris Korchevnikov on the Rossiya 1 TV chan­nel said that doc­tors gave only 2% that Kos­tom­arov would be able to sur­vive. He stat­ed that the rea­son for his wors­en­ing con­di­tion could have been an anti-inflam­ma­to­ry injec­tion and a trip to the bath­house.

“I think that’s when he got pneu­mo­nia. And due to the fact that, due to the injec­tion, the tem­per­a­ture was low­ered and there were no symp­toms oth­er than a cough, the pic­ture turned out to be blur­ry. I think this is what brought him to this state with­in 10 days. And Roman is such a per­son — he won’t go out for a ride only on the con­di­tion that he has already died. On Jan­u­ary 10, he cel­e­brat­ed the end of the Christ­mas trees, where he par­tic­i­pat­ed. There was a bath­house. All this led to the dis­ease like a snow­ball.”

Despite severe com­pli­ca­tions and ampu­ta­tion of limbs, the ath­lete now con­tin­ues to recov­er and has even begun his first train­ing ses­sions. He shares a video from class­es at the Kom­mu­nar­ka hos­pi­tal, where he will stay until the fall.

Did you know that Kos­tom­arov lived and trained in the USA? Dur­ing this peri­od, he had very lit­tle mon­ey and had to sleep on a mat­tress and share a rent­ed apart­ment with sev­er­al peo­ple.