The seven-time F1 world champion suffered serious head injuries after he fell and hit his head on a rock on Sunday morning while skiing off-piste in the Meribel resort. He was taken to a hospital in Moutiers before being taken to the larger University Hospital of Grenoble.
He remains in a medically-induced coma but doctors confirmed in a press conference on Tuesday morning that brain scans showed “slight improvement” which gave them the opportunity to operate for a second time.
They said his condition was in “better control” and that a brain scan following the surgery, to relieve pressure on his brain, also showed a “slight improvement” in his condition.
His manager Sabine Kehm released a short statement on Wednesday morning, explaining that his condition remained stable overnight and that there are no major developments to report, although his condition is still critical.
“Michael has been carefully supervised overnight, and his condition at the moment is stable and has been stable all over the night,” she said.
“That’s why we don’t feel to have the need to do a press conference, because as we told all of you we would only hold a press conference if there’s something to report.”
When asked by reporters for more information, she added: “It is good news for today, this minute – but overall he is still in a critical condition. Do not judge too much out of this. We have no clue about the next 24 hours.”
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