Motor RacingSaturday, January 18, 2014
Schumacher stable, remains in induced coma
FRANKFURT, Germany — Michael Schumacher remains in stable condition following a skiing accident that left the Formula One great with severe head injuries and in a coma since December 29, his manager said yesterday.
The statement from manager Sabine Kehm does not mention the word “critical” for the first time in describing the condition of the seven-time world champion.
Schumacher has been in an induced coma in a Grenoble hospital since the crash in the French Alps.
“Michael’s family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely. Michael’s condition is still considered as stable,” Kehm said in an email.
In the first statement since Schumacher’s wife, Corinna, appealed for the family to be left in peace on January 7, Kehm repeated that “any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as pure speculation.”
The 45-year-old Schumacher hit his head on a rock at the Meribel ski resort.