According to numerous reports that are citing sources familiar with the matter, the world-known racer met the new year in hospital, surrounded by his wife and two daughters.
For a few days the star has been between life and death after the 44-year-old hurt his head falling on a rock Sunday. The terrible accident absolutely shocked and devastated the army of Schumacher’s fans who used to see the racer cheerful and brave.
“At the moment, he is stable,” the seven-time world champion’s manager Sabine Kehm told reporters outside the hospital in Grenoble on Wednesday.
After Schumacher got in hospital, doctors claimed that the injuries he got appeared to be not critical and not life-threatening. However, his condition suddenly began deteriorating and doctors even had to conduct an emergency operation.
On Tuesday, there’s a slight improvement in Schumacher’s condition, that allowed to set to the process of removing bleeding in the brain, but reported that the star still remained between life and deah.
“We cannot speculate on the future,” said Jean-Francois Payen, head of the intensive care unit at the hospital. “We cannot say he is out of danger but we have gained some time.” Doctors have so far ruled out any transfer from the hospital, which they say would be “dangerous”.
Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda, who was also severely hurt back in 1976 following the terrible racing crash, has come out in support of the man known fondly as “Schumi”.
“I think there is someone up there who is trying to help him in this situation. At the time, I could help myself. Michael, though, cannot do anything for the moment,” he said in an interview with the Die Zeit weekly.
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa said on Instagram: “I am praying for you my brother!! I hope you have a quick recovery!! God bless you Michael.”
Heikki Kovalainen said on Twitter: “I heard Schumacher had a skiing accident, I hope it’s not too serious and he makes a full recovery soon! #legend.”
He is not the one who sent his best wishes to the famous racer and his family.
The retired seven-times Formula One racing champion, Michael Schumacher, injured his head in a fall while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday.
Schumacher is a passionate and highly experienced skier. He has a piste named after him in the Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio.
The head of the Méribel ski resort, where Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son, told Radio Monte Carlo that Schumacher was taken to hospital by helicopter after falling and striking his head on a rock at 11.07am local time.
“Emergency services intervened quickly, at 11:15am. He was airlifted to hospital at Moûtiers (about 15km) away. He was shocked, a bit shaken up but conscious. There’s maybe a concussion but it’s not very serious.”
As the Guardian reports, the former Formula 1 champion fell while off piste under la Dent de Burgin, located between the extremely difficult pistes of La Biche and Mauduit. The latter is named after the former French skiing champion Georges Mauduit.