UPDATE: Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition
F1 Driver, Michael Schumacher, is in a medically induced coma after suffering a head injury from a skiing accident
by Jim Davis | 04 April 2014
It’s being reported that Michael Schumacher, former Mercedes F1 driver and current Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador, is currently at a hospital in Grenoble, France after suffering a critical head injury over the weekend from a skiing accident. The director at the Meribel resort where Schumacher fell on Sunday said he had fallen and hit his head on a rock, with Schumacher wearing a helmet at the time of his fall. According to chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen, ”He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation. … We are working hour by hour.”
We’ll keep you up-to-date on Schumacher’s condition, and to Michael and his family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
UPDATE 1/2/14: Michael Schumacher is currently in stable yet critical condition which is both good news and bad. Doctors have refused to give a prognosis for Schumacher and said they are trying to currently trying to reduce swelling in his brain by keeping him in a coma and keeping his body temperature between 93.2 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.We will continue to keep him and his family in our thoughts and our prayers.
UPDATE 2/12/14: Michael Schumacher is still in a coma after his skiing accident that occurred in France on Dec. 29. He is now reportedly suffering from pneumonia, which is common among coma patients due to being on a ventilator and not being able to swallow and cough. Doctors have been trying to wake Schumacher up for 2 1/2 weeks but have reportedly put the process on hold while they treat his lung infection with antibiotics.
UPDATE 4/4/14: It will still take a miracle for a full recovery but Michael Schumacher is making progress. ”Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we remain confident,” Sabine Kehm said in a statement.