Legendary former Formula One driver, Michael Schumacher, remains in a medically-induced coma this morning after suffering a head injury in a skiing accident on Sunday. Schumacher was skiing with his son at Meribel in the French Alps when he struck his head on a rock while skiing off-piste. Schumacher, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the fall, was conscious when the first emergency workers arrived on the scene, but was agitated and in shock, according to reports.
“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” Jean-Francois Payen, chief anesthesiologist at the Grenoble, France, hospital to which Schumacher was taken, told reporters Monday morning. “He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation. We are working hour by hour.”
“Someone who had suffered this accident without a helmet would not have made it this far,” Payen said.