News : Blatter after a week in an artificial coma from the intensive care unit
Former Fifa boss Joseph Blatter has been in an artificial coma for more than a week, but is no longer in intensive care, according to his daughter. “He’s making progress every day – small but continuous,” Corinne Blatter Andenmatten told the CH Media newspaper about the condition of the 84-year-old former president of the world football association. The fact that he could leave the intensive care unit was “a very important psychological sign. Doctors are happy with his condition. But the way back is still a long way. “
Blatter tested positive for the coronavirus in November and appeared to have survived Covid-19 disease late last year. However, after heart surgery in December, his condition worsened. Everything has become “more complicated and dangerous,” according to his daughter. Overall, Joseph Blatter had been in an artificial coma for over a week and could no longer be approached.
Corinne Blatter Andenmatten said that Fifa did not know anything about a criminal complaint by FIFA against his former president about the financing of the World Association Museum in Zurich shortly before Christmas. “We keep these negative things away from him as long as possible.” Blatter’s lawyer had “vehemently” rejected the allegations. Her father will not attend an appointment at the Zurich justice of the peace because of another Fifa lawsuit in the coming week, said the daughter.
Blatter was banned from all football activities by the Fifa ethics committee at the end of December 2015, and the ban runs for a total of six years. The Swiss BA has been conducting criminal proceedings against Blatter since September 2015 because of FIFA’s million payments to Michel Platini, once President of the European Football Union. Blatter had rejected the allegations.