According to the former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein, doctors will keep Michael Schumacher’s body cool, at about 34-36 degrees Celsius (89.6-93.2°F) for about 24-72 hours, Mr. Hartstein said on his twitter account.
“The team caring for Michael will keep his body cool (34-36°, 89.6-93.2°F) for 24-72 hours. It always requires deep sedation (the induced coma), among other reasons, to avoid shivering.
Then they’ll gently raise his temp back to normal,” Gary Hartstein said on his Twitter account.
A press conference is expected later today, but for the moment was not officially confirmed.
The seven-time Formula 1 champion was wearing a helmet when he fell in the French Alpine ski resort of Meribel, and according to medical experts, it is the only reason he is alive at this moment.
He was airlifted after about 10 minutes to a small hospital in the nearby town of Moutiers.
“He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious”, Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Méribel said.
However he was transported from Moutiers to Grenoble as his neurological condition “deteriorated rapidly”.
Schumacher is in critical condition at this moment according to Chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen.
We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details about Schumacher’s condition.