/ Motorsport / Schumacher injury saga enters second week

Schumacher injury saga enters second week

Linked In Share

Jan.6 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Media interest remains at fever pitch as Michael Schumacher’s coma after his skiing crash in France enters a second week.

Philippe Streiff, a former F1 driver paralysed in a 1989 testing crash, caused the biggest stir at the weekend when he visited the hospital in Grenoble.

The Frenchman told reporters after his visit that he had spoken with doctor and mutual friend Gerard Saillant who said Schumacher, now 45, is “out of danger”.

“He (Saillant) said it is a serious condition but his life is not in danger any more, thankfully,” Streiff said.

He also provided new details of the German’s injuries, including the apparent risk that the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver could be left “hemiplegic”, or paralysed on one side of the body.

He also said the nature of the bleeding on the sides of Schumacher’s brain endangers Schumacher’s speech and motor skills, but Streiff’s comments were dismissed by manager Sabine Kehm as “pure speculation”.

Kehm insisted her boss remains in a “critical but stable” condition, and Streiff later told France’s RMC that Schumacher is in fact in “a stable but serious condition without deterioration or improvement”.

It is believed that the doctors in charge of Schumacher’s recovery could give a full medical update to the media on Monday.

At the same time, French authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding Schumacher’s skiing fall, which was reportedly captured by video on an eyewitness’ mobile phone, who said the German was travelling at no more than 20kph when he hit rocks and struck his head.

The authorities issued a statement urging the media against “spreading false information” about the investigation, according to France’s L’Equipe.

Nonetheless, the respected Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche cited hospital sources in claiming the most recent brain scan undergone by Schumacher had “very bad” results.

And Kehm denied that the Schumacher family only reluctantly gave up the ‘Gopro’ camera that was attached to his helmet. It is not known if the camera was recording at the time of the crash.

“The family gave the camera to the investigating authorities voluntarily,” Kehm is quoted by Bild newspaper. “That this was done against the wishes of the family is untrue.”

Finally, Dr Johannes Peil, who treated Schumacher in 2009, revealed that an artery in the driver’s brain was damaged in that serious motorcycle crash.

He said the old injury should not affect Schumacher’s recovery now.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Sunday, January 5th, 2014 - filed under Motorsport. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles


Discuss: Schumacher injury saga enters second week

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!

Aus GP denies boycott threat
Aus GP denies boycott threatMar.6 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Australian grand prix organisers insist next weekend's 2015 season opener in Melbourne will not be ...
[VIDEO] See the Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Nardo track
[VIDEO] See the Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Nardo trackThe German based automaker Porsche has released the first official video with the recently unveiled 911 GT3 RS in which the model ...
Global auto sales could gain 1.5 percent from plunge in oil prices
Global auto sales could gain 1.5 percent from plunge in oil pricesThe recent drop in worldwide oil prices – which in term lowered the gasoline price at the pump in certain regions – should ...
2016 Opel Corsa OPC gets priced in Germany
2016 Opel Corsa OPC gets priced in GermanyOpel has officially announced the official starting price of its sub-compact hot hatch, the Corsa OPC, for the German auto ...
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV is previewing new compact crossover
Mitsubishi XR-PHEV is previewing new compact crossoverThe Mitsubishi XR-PHEV is offering a preview of a future compact crossover which is believed to be the replacement for the ...
US: Mercedes pits new Metris van against the likes of Ford’s Transit Connect
US: Mercedes pits new Metris van against the likes of Ford’s Transit ConnectIn the US, the Ford Motor best-selling Transit Connect small cargo van leads the segment, but its rule might get an unlikely ...
Fiat to name its Mazda MX-5 based roadster the 124 Spider
Fiat to name its Mazda MX-5 based roadster the 124 SpiderThe Fiat version of the Mazda MX-5 will be called the 124 Spider and this is expected to make its public debut sometimes next ...
Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo debuts in Geneva
Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo debuts in GenevaThe more attractive trim of the new Skoda Fabia generation, the Fabia Monte Carlo, has made its public debut recently, during the ...
Geneva motor show’s greatest rides
Geneva motor show’s greatest ridesWe’re again feeling decidedly subjective on this one, but here’s my personal pick of the greatest rides that could be ...
New Ford GT to be priced similarly to the Lamborghini Aventador
New Ford GT to be priced similarly to the Lamborghini AventadorThe new generation of the Ford GT supercar will be produced in just 250 units annually and it will be priced similarly to a ...
Recall roundup: Hyundai Elantra for power steering issues
Recall roundup: Hyundai Elantra for power steering issuesThe Hyundai Elantra is the subject of a new recall announced by the NHTSA because of problems with the electrically assisted ...
Europe: Fiat brand to axe mass-market position in the region
Europe: Fiat brand to axe mass-market position in the regionAccording to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne, the company’s namesake Fiat brand will ...
McLaren 675LT online configurator introduced
McLaren 675LT online configurator introducedThe online configurator for the McLaren 675LT has been introduced recently introduced by the British based automaker. McLaren is ...
Lotus CEO hints at approaching SUV model to lift sales
Lotus CEO hints at approaching SUV model to lift salesLotus Group chief Jean-Marc Gales has none of the preoccupations of other auto industry leaders – such as developing ...
Recall roundup: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat
Recall roundup: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT HellcatThe brand new and extremely powerful Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat are the subject of a recall which has ...
Read more automotive news


2015 Geneva Motor Show Coverage

Mitsubishi-Concept-XR-PHEV-II-1
2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 1
mclaren 12c spider tuning fab design 1
Ford S-MAX Titanium Sport 1
Citroen Berlingo Mountain Vibe Concept 1
Skoda Octavia RS 230 1
range rover evoque cabrio 1
Kahn Flying Huntsman Live Geneva 2015 07
Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe Live Geneva 2015 09
Hyundai Tuscon 48V Hybrid Live Geneva 2015 06
Brabus Rocket 900 1
Kia Cee’d GT Line 1

More automotive from inautonews
The German based automaker Porsche has released the first official video with the recently unveiled 911 GT3 RS in which the model is being taken around the Nardo track. Porsche enthusiasts, gather around, grab a chair and open a bag of chips because we have just found your next conversation piece ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Geneva motor show’s greatest rides
Geneva motor show’s greatest ridesWe’re again feeling decidedly subjective on this one, but here’s my personal pick of the greatest rides that could be snatched from the show ...
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guide
Geneva Motor Show 2015 – the full car guideIt can only get bigger and better. The 85th International Motor Show in Geneva will finally make its “carsy” debut on the 3rd of March. The show ...
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – Serenity
Test Drive: Ford Tourneo Courier 1.0 EcoBoost – SerenityFord has been battling losses for years in its Ford of Europe business, but judging by the model lineup of the second largest US automaker you would ...

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: Hyundai Elantra for power steering issuesThe Hyundai Elantra is the subject of a new recall announced by the NHTSA because of problems with ... Recall roundup: Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT HellcatThe brand new and extremely powerful Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat are the ...
Safety Section