Seven years passed from the hard accident he had Michael Schumacher skiing in the Swiss Alps. That incident left the German in an induced coma for a long time, until doctors decided to transfer them home to begin recovery. In the last time, they had confirmed that the ‘Kaiser’ was well and awake. However, in the last few hours, it seems that these statements were not correct.
According to a prestigious Swiss neurosurgeon, Dr. Erich Riederer, the seven-time world champion is not as well as his relatives said. In addition, the doctor harshly criticized his colleagues who treated him in the first instance. According to Riederer, poor care was fundamental in the current state.
In a German documentary called “Michael Schumacher: In Search of the Truth,” the neurosurgeon stated that: “Schumacher is in a vegetative state. He is awake but does not respond. These harsh words hit hard on the hope that the entire automotive world has, to see the idol riding around the circuits again.
In addition, Riederer says that the delay in medical attention by the authorities was critical in his subsequent evolution. They waited too long to ease the brain. Neurosurgeons always say ‘time is brain’, that is, we must act immediately. With the passage of time, you will destroy brain substances.
Finally, according to the doctor, the former Ferrari driver is awake. “He is breathing, his heart is beating, and he can probably sit up and take small steps with someone else’s help, but nothing else. I think that’s the best. I don’t think we will find it like before the accident.