It’s been more than two weeks since Michael Schumacher’s unfortunate skiing accident left him in an induced coma. But there may be a ray of hope for the seven-time Formula One world champion and his family, as for the first time the word “critical” was not used in an official statement from Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm.
The champion remains in stable condition following the skiing accident that left him with severe head injuries since December 29, Kehm said on Friday. Since the accident, Schumacher has been in an induced coma in a Grenoble hospital in France.
“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 emailed statement, according to an ABC News report.
However, the manager stressed that any information regarding Schumacher’s health not coming from the doctors who treat him or his management “must be treated as pure speculation.” The swift reaction comes after German weekly news magazine Focus reported Schumacher might remain in a coma for the rest of his life.
Doctors treating Schumacher at the Grenoble hospital have not commented on his condition since January 6, when they said his condition was still critical. We can only hope we’ll hear better news soon.
By Dan Mihalascu