The day of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident: Oh! God! How we could missed that?

Декабрь 29, 2016     Автор: Юлия Клюева
The day of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident: Oh! God! How we could missed that?


Over three years have passed since Michael Schumacher was left fighting for his life following a dreadful ski accident in the French Alps, but on his 47th birthday, what do we know?

The German' family are understandably reluctant to give away too much information in fear of rumours surrounding his ongoing situation beginning to mount.

Therefore, the media have scarcely been spoken to about the desperate incident, which left the Formula 1 legend in a coma.

Here, Mirror Sport takes a look at what is clear about the former Ferrari driver's progress since the event in December 2013.


What happened?

Schumacher was holidaying with friends and family in the French Alps when he suffered a 'severe head injury' while skiing on 29 December 2013.

He was airlifted to Grenoble Hospital requiring 'immediate neurosurgical intervention' and underwent two life-saving operations.

Schumacher remained in a coma, with doctors describing his condition as 'extremely serious' the day after his admission.


What did we learn afterwards?

News became scarce after the immediate aftermath of the accident, with the Schumacher family's next statement coming in April 2014.

They said the former F1 champ had shown 'moments of consciousness and awakening'.

Three months followed before it was released that Schumacher was no longer in a coma and had left Grenoble Hospital.

It was confirmed three months after that that Schumacher had been transferred from Lausanne Hospital to the family home on the shores of Lake Geneva.

The statement read: "Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe head injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months.

"There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead."

What's the latest?

Schumacher's long-time manager Sabine Kehm told a German news outlet in May that Michael was 'making progress' but his fans 'must always keep the seriousness of his injuries in mind'.

FIA president Jean Todt said last month that Schumacher was 'still fighting'. Ross Brawn added: "We just keep praying every day that he'll recover to a stage where…it's slow, but there's always hope."

Updates have been difficult to come by otherwise, both officially and unofficially, with the Schumacher family even suing German tabloids in July for posting reports Michael had spoken his first words since the accident.

Kehm also blasted a magazine for reporting Schumacher had begun walking last month. "Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true," she said.

"Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people."

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