No change in Michael Schumacher's condition
Michael Schumacher's condition is 'stable' but still critical, the French hospital where the Formula One legend is being treated said yesterday, eight days after a ski accident left him in a coma.
The hospital in the Alpine city of Grenoble said in a statement that there would be no further updates on the condition of Schumacher — who has been in a medically induced coma since the accident on December 29 in the French Alps - ‘for the time being’.
Meanwhile, French prosecutors will brief on Wednesday journalists on their investigation into Schumacher’s life-threatening skiing accident.
The press conference will be held at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) in the Alpine town of Albertville, local prosecutor Patrick Quincy told AFP.
Investigators are focusing on the retired racer’s speed when he fell and slammed his head on a rock on a small off-piste section of the Meribel ski resort, prompting his evacuation by helicopter to the Alpine city of Grenoble.
Prosecutors are also looking at whether the limits of the ski runs next to the accident site were correctly marked and whether the rock in question was lying close enough to the piste to require some kind of protection or signage.
They are also examining whether the safety releases on Schumacher’s skis operated properly in a probe aimed at determining responsibility for the accident.
Eight days after his accident, Michael Schumacher remains in a “critical but stable” condition