Michael Schumacher the greatest Formula One driver is in a very critical condition following the accident when he was skiing.
Doctors who are currently treating Michael says that they cannot predict the outcome and his condition is very critical.
Chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen told reporters the seven-time racing champion is still in a medically induced coma. He said the medical team was focusing only on his current condition.
“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” Payen said.
“He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation,” he added. “We are working hour by hour.”
Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, arrived at the Grenoble University Hospital Center a day earlier already in a coma and immediately underwent brain surgery.
“We can say that his condition is life-threatening,” Payen told a news conference. “For the moment, we cannot say what Michael Schumacher’s future is.”
The German driver was skiing with his son Sunday morning in the French Alpine resort of Meribel when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock. He was wearing a helmet, but the doctors said it was clearly not sufficient to prevent a serious brain injury.
“Someone who had suffered this accident without a helmet would not have made it this far,” Payen said.