Schumacher injury saga enters second week with little change to his condition


Michael Schumacher’s condition remains stable but critical, eight days after the German suffered brain injuries in a skiing accident in France.

“The clinical state of Michael Schumacher is stable as he’s under permanent care and treatment,” Grenoble hospital said in a statement on Monday.

“However, the medical team in charge stresses that it continues to assess his situation as critical.”

The retired seven-times Formula One world champion slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste on Dec. 27.


Schumacher has been in an induced coma since then and has undergone two operations in Grenoble.

The medical team and the German’s management repeated on Monday their call to respect his privacy and said they would not send any more statements nor hold any news conference until further notice.

Last week his agent Sabine Kehm urged journalists to stay away from Schumacher after security guards said they intercepted a reporter disguised as a priest who was trying to get into his room.

“The patient’s privacy requires that we do not disclose any details about his treatment and that’s why we do not plan any news conference nor written statements for now,” said the medical team and Schumacher’s management.

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“We ask you again, insistently, to … stick to the information provided by the medical team in charge or his management because they are the only valid ones.”

While Schumacher is battling for his life after suffering severe internal bleeding on the skull, French authorities are investigating the accident that took place in the Alps resort of Meribel.

The Annecy prosecutor on Monday said he will hold a news conference on Wednesday.

Schumacher, who turned 45 on Friday, is the most successful Formula One driver of all time with 91 race victories.

He left the sport last year after a disappointing three-year comeback with Mercedes following an earlier retirement from Ferrari at the end of 2006. (Reuters)

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  • O’Ferrari

    we all wish schumi the best. These douchebags who wish to milk their own 15 minutes of fame out if this tragic situation should be ashamed. They aren’t helping. Their self-interest makes me sad.

  • McLarenfan

    Best wishes to Michael and his Family.
    These scummy rumormongers should go to hell. They are as low as the scum who tried to get in to Michael’s room. Have these low life Paparazzo got nothing better to do than hound the Schumacher family why not hound some FIA officials or some other politicians.

  • Tony Richardson

    Hope all goes well for Micheal and his family not too much info in Australia but hope he makes a full recovery and very soon also to his wife and children we hope you are coping and wish you all the best.
    Many regards
    Tony &Annie Richardson