Further complications strike Schumacher…
German F1 legend Michael Schumacher has developed pneumonia in University Hospital in Grenoble, reports the Daily Mail.
The 45-year-old has been in a medically induced coma since suffering a ski accident on December 29, but has now developed a potential life-threatening complication while under medical supervision.
According to German publication Bild, Schumacher is now being treated with strong antibiotics as doctors try to fight the dangerous infection.
Professor Heinzpeter Moecke, Director of the Institute for Emergency Medicine at the Asklepios Clinic in Hamburg told Bild: “Pneumonia is generally a serious and dangerous disease because the body is supplied with less oxygen and is overall very weakened.”
“One reason may be that the patient can not cough up secretions, which form in the neck and throat, because of a tube in the windpipe through which he breathes. A healthy person clears his throat or swallowing several times per minute, usually without realizing it. That protects the lungs.”
Schumacher’s wife Corinna has been by his side since the accident, but doctors and the former motorsport driver’s spokesperson have refused to comment on the rumoured pneumonia development.