Medical staff say the German is unlikely to ever make a full recovery.
It’s nearly two months since Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury from a skiing accident and was put into a medically induced coma.
Since then doctors in the Grenoble hospital have been monitoring the German’s progress and trying to wake the 45-year-old gradually from the coma.
Schumacher underwent operations to remove blood clots from his brain, but some could not be accessed and the fact that the seven-time world champion hasn’t awoken yet suggests he will never make a full recovery.
“It does not bode well,” Dr. Tipu Aziz, professor of neurosurgery at Oxford University, was quoted by Fox News – who it is worth noting is not connected to Schumacher’s care.
“The fact that he hasn’t woken up implies that the injury has been extremely severe and that a full recovery is improbable.”
Whilst it has been known for people to wake from comas after months and even years, it’s very rare that they recover to what they were before.
In fact those that do in that scenario have often suffered from things like poisoning, strokes or failed resuscitation attempts and not accidents such as that which Schumacher underwent.