Michael Schumacher’s head injury following a skiing accident is critical and doctor’s are not able to predict an outcome just yet.
The 7x Formula One Champion is still arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.
In a news conference held earlier morning, chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen said Schumacher was “fighting for his life.”
Payen, who is also in charge of Grenoble University Hospital’s intensive-care unit, added that doctors couldn’t “predict the future” for the 44 year-old.
“He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation,” Payen added, according to The Associated Press. “We are working hour by hour.”
According to Payen the retired driver was being kept in an artificial coma and a lowered temperature while doctors work to supply oxygen to the brain and reduce outside stimuli. While YouWager fans are eager to learn more about this condition, doctors can’t go no further than his current status.
Schumacher fell while skiing in Meribel this weekend and hit his head on a rock, according to a statement from the resort. The West Germany native was skiing with his 14-year-old son when the accident happened.