Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is in a very bad shape after suffering a serious head injury in a skiing accident. He is currently in a hospital in Grenoble where he had an emergency brain surgery. Apparently, the 44-year-old racer was in a coma when he arrived at the hospital because of brain trauma.
Michael went skiing with his 14-year-old son late Sunday morning at a ski resort the French Alps when the accident happened. He hit his head on a rock while speeding down unmarked slopes. Although he was wearing a helmet that time, the impact must have been so bad that he suffered serious brain trauma.
According to some reports, Michael was conscious when ski patrollers attended to him after he hit his head. He was airlifted to a local hospital and then transferred to Grenoble.
On Monday, Chief Anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen said during a news conference that Michaelís current condition is life threatening and even they cannot say what the racerís future is.
After being taken to Grenoble, the doctors did a brain scan where it showed that Michael had internal bleeding, bruising of the brain tissue and build-up of fluid. It is for these reasons that he had to undergo immediate surgery. As of now, Michael is still in intensive care, in a coma, with his doctors working round the clock.
His family, who is at his bedside at this very moment, has released a statement thanking the doctors and everyone who sent their well wishes for Michaelís fast recovery.
Michael Schumacher is a great man. Letís also pray that he pulls through this especially since heís turning 45 on January 3.