F1 legend Michael Schumacher needs ‘miracle’ to survive

Michael Schumacher has been in an artificial coma at Grenoble Hospital since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Dec. 29. (Reuters)

Doctors treating Formula one legend Michael Schumacher told his family on Friday that only “a miracle” could save him.

Schumacher’s family has released few details about his condition.

Meanwhile, Schumacher’s spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, said he was "still in the wake-up phase" and that his medical situation is unchanged.

The process of pulling him from the medically induced coma is still taking place, Kehm said more than two months after a ski crash left the Formula One champion hospitalized with severe head injuries.

Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were too deeply embedded.

“He is in terrible shape but until the family issue a statement we cannot write about it,” a senior German journalist said according to the website.

“The family has, we are told, been informed that only a miracle can bring him back now.” the journalist said.

Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed that the seven-time world champion is no longer on a ventilator and is now breathing independently.

Neurologists not involved in his treatment said the chances of a full recovery for the 45-year-old are increasingly slim, given the coma’s duration and the extent of his injuries, according to the Associated Press.

The seven-time world champion has been in an artificial coma at Grenoble Hospital since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on Dec. 29.
 

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