It really sucks to come back from our little break with bad news but in case any of you F1 fans have not heard yet, 7 time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is currently in a medically induced coma after hitting his head in a skiing accident while in France.
He was on an unmarked ski slope with his 14 year old son when he lost control and hit his head against a rock. Michael was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident but the impact was still great enough to cause significant damage. Although it was reported that when ambulance was air lifting Schumacher to the hospital he was awake but dazed. Upon reaching the hospital doctors felt it was best to medically put Michael into a coma so they could work on stopping any bleeding and/or swelling of his brain.
As of now Michael is in continuous care and his condition has been described as “life threatening” and his future at this point is uncertain. The full extent of his injuries are still unknown but racing fans all over the world including myself are all hoping that Schumacher comes out of this ordeal OK.
I will try to report any new developments on this as they become available.
Our thoughts are with the Schumacher family as well as Michael’s close friends at this difficult time.
UPDATE 1-2-14: According to a report today from NBC World news Schumacher’s condition has gotten “slightly” better according to the specialists working on him. He is currently “stable” but still “critical” however there was a “window of opportunity” for surgeons to remove a few major blood clots from Michael’s brain. He also remains in a medically induced coma while also having his body temperature carefully regulated to help reduce brain swelling. His team of doctors recently held a news conference in which the situation was explained in a bit more detail. You can watch the NBC report below.