Michael Schumacher’s remains ‘stable’, according to his manager Sabine Kehm, who provided the first update in a week on the seven-time World Champion’s condition following his skiing accident on December 29.
The German remains in a medically induced coma after falling and hitting his head on rocks in a freak accident at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps. After being airlifted to Grenoble’s central university hospital, he underwent two rounds of neurosurgery to relieve swelling and bleeding on the brain, with subsequent updates confirming he had suffered life-threatening injuries and was in a “critical but stable” condition.
Despite the family’s demands for media privacy, several sections of the press have resorted to extreme – and unsubstantiated – measures to fill the media vacuum as updates of his condition became less frequent.
In her latest update, Kehm again reiterated that the press should not trust any updates on Schumacher’s condition unless they came from his family, management or treating doctors.
“Unfortunately I have to repeat that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as pure speculation,” her latest statement reads.
“I also repeat that 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.”
It is the first time that Kehm’s statements referring to Schumacher’s condition have not included the term ‘critical’.