Formula One legend in coma since ski accident
By Aidan Mouellic, Staff Writer
It’s been almost a month since Michael Schumacher sustained a head injury at a ski resort in the French Alps on December 29, and there has been little in the way of signs of improvement. The retired German Formula One driver is currently in a coma and listed as being stable.
Since being airlifted to hospital from the ski resort, Schumacher has received two inter-cranial operations to relieve the pressure on his brain. The seven-time F1 World Champion has had his status upgraded from critical to stable last week, but he is still at the University Hospital in Grenoble in an induced coma to protect his injured brain. Friends and family are concerned that he may remain in a vegetative state.
Former F1 doctor, Dr. Gary Hartstein wrote on the New York City car website Jalopnik that it’s, “Extremely unlikely (I’d honestly say virtually impossible) that the Michael we knew prior to this fall will ever be back.” It’s still unclear what the future holds for Schumacher, but fans around the world are rallying around him and hoping that the champion driver makes a satisfactory recovery.