/ Motorsport / ‘Relief’ as Schumacher’s condition improves – reports

‘Relief’ as Schumacher’s condition improves – reports

Linked In Share

Jan.7 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nine days into his coma, positive news is finally emerging from the Michael Schumacher camp.

Multiple authoritative media sources, including major German news agencies and television broadcasters, cited the 45-year-old’s manager Sabine Kehm in reporting that Schumacher’s life is no longer in imminent danger.

“This is a certain relief,” she is quoted by Spain’s El Mundo. “For the family, the situation is calmer.

“This is the start of a long, long period, but thankfully less difficult now.

“The most dangerous moment has passed,” added Kehm.

The SID news agency, and the major German daily Bild, quoted an unnamed source close to the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver as confirming that there was indeed a “slight improvement” in Schumacher’s condition.

Bild said it was a dramatic change from the unofficial news on Friday, when the seven time world champion “looked as though he had lost the fight for life”.

A brain scan on Friday, the newspaper added, was “catastrophic”.

“His condition is still critical,” Kehm was quoted by Sky Deutschland television, “however it has stabilised over the weekend.

“The danger to his life is no longer immediate.”

Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport quoted Kehm as saying the family had “heaved a sigh of relief” early this week.

And a doctor treating Schumacher, Jean-Francois Payen, was quoted as saying: “While we emphasise that the danger has not yet passed, it is certainly no longer acute.”

RTL reporter Felix Gorner said: “Sabine Kehm has just told me on the phone that, for the first time, Michael Schumacher is no longer in imminent danger of death.”

An official statement issued by the treating hospital in Grenoble also sounded more positive than earlier bulletins.

It said Schumacher’s “clinical state” is now “stable”. “However,” the statement added, “the medical team in charge of his care underlines that they continue to consider Michael’s condition as critical.”

Later, Schumacher’s manager Kehm played down those reports that had quoted her as saying her boss’ life is no longer in danger.

“I cannot confirm any expressions that he is no longer in danger,” she said. “I refer you to the statement that was issued by the doctors.”

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Monday, January 6th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: ‘Relief’ as Schumacher’s condition improves – reports

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Leaked – New-gen Audi A4
Leaked – New-gen Audi A4A few images with the new generation of the Audi A4 have emerged and they are revealing part of its front fascia and the interior ...
Honda S660 Concept Edition introduced
Honda S660 Concept Edition introducedThe Honda S660 Concept Edition has been designed to celebrate the launch of the regular S660 and it is a limited-run model which ...
[VIDEO] See this Ferrari LaFerrari do donuts inside
[VIDEO] See this Ferrari LaFerrari do donuts insideDonuts and burnouts seem to be the Ferrari LaFerrari’s special and such a hypercar has been recently filmed while burning its ...
Mechanic takes BMW M4 Coupe for refill, crashes it
Mechanic takes BMW M4 Coupe for refill, crashes itA BMW mechanic has taken an M4 Coupe for a refill but he ended up crashing the performance model into a tree. A 23-year old guy ...
Recall roundup: BMW X5 for airbag problems
Recall roundup: BMW X5 for airbag problemsBMW has recently issued a recall for the X5 full-sized SUV because of a problem with its airbags. The German based automaker BMW ...
[VIDEO] Ferrari 488 GTB filming its promo
[VIDEO] Ferrari 488 GTB filming its promoThe Ferrari 488 GTB has been spotted recently on the road where it was filming its first promotional video. Ferrari has been ...
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat goes drifting
[VIDEO] Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat goes driftingA new video released onto the web is showing the impressive Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat drifting on public roads. The Dodge ...
Renault Captur and Kadjar might get RS versions
Renault Captur and Kadjar might get RS versionsThe two crossovers currently produced by Renault, the Captur and the Kadjar, are expected to receive Renaultsport versions in the ...
Trailer carrying McLaren MP4-12C gets hit by train, supercar destroyed
Trailer carrying McLaren MP4-12C gets hit by train, supercar destroyedA trailer carrying a McLaren MP4-12C supercar has been hit by a train last week, in Orange Park, Florida, and the exotic ride has ...
Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in North America
Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in North AmericaAston Martin has announced the North American debut for the Vulcan track-only supercar during the 2015 New York Auto Show. The ...
[VIDEO] Ferrari LaFerrari goes drifting, almost crashes on the Ring
[VIDEO] Ferrari LaFerrari goes drifting, almost crashes on the RingA rare example of the Ferrari LaFerrari has been recently taken to the famous German track, the Nurburgring, where it was almost ...
Cadillac CT6 to bring lightweight approach to GM products
Cadillac CT6 to bring lightweight approach to GM productsGeneral Motors is set to introduce the upcoming large size CT6 sedan during the New York Auto Show this week and while the model ...
Dodge to produce 1,000 more SRT Hellcats
Dodge to produce 1,000 more SRT HellcatsDodge has recently announced that the production of the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat will be supplemented by ...
Spotted – McLaren 675LT
Spotted – McLaren 675LTAn example of the recently unveiled McLaren 675LT has been spotted recently in Spain while it was being driven on public ...
US: FCA sales streak puts pressure on dealers
US: FCA sales streak puts pressure on dealersFiat Chrysler Automobiles US, formerly the Chrysler Group, is set to report its sales for March on April 1 and the tally is going ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

2016 audi a4 1
Honda S660 Concept Edition 1
bmw m4 coupe crash mechanic netherlands 1
mclaren mp4-12c crash train florida 1
mclaren 675lt spotted spain 1
Audi R8 V10 Plus Vegas Yellow 1
hyundai veloster prototype mid-engine 1
2016 Porsche Panamera Edition 1
Range Rover SVAutobiography 1
Lincoln Continental Concept 1
bmw x5 xdrive40e shanghai motor show 1
BMW_M135i_3dr

More automotive from inautonews
A few images with the new generation of the Audi A4 have emerged and they are revealing part of its front fascia and the interior design. Audi’s answer to the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XF or Cadillac ATS, amongst others, is called the A4 and it has been around for quite a few ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive – Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel AT Instyle 4WD
Test Drive – Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel AT Instyle 4WD The Mitsubishi ASX can be called just about anything except for “new” and this is the word we are looking for because the company seems to have ...
Test Drive – BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 218d
Test Drive – BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 218dIn an attempt to keep production costs low and to go ahead with its times, the 2-Series Active Tourer is the first vehicle made by BMW with a ...
Test Drive: BMW 225i Active Tourer
Test Drive: BMW 225i Active TourerOne word of advice from the very beginning – if you’re a BMW purist that believes the blue-white logo has nothing in common with front wheel ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: BMW X5 for airbag problemsBMW has recently issued a recall for the X5 full-sized SUV because of a problem with its ... Computers assist small SUVs in passing crash testsThe subcompact crossover segment is shaping up as the place to go for automakers even on the ...
Safety Section