Berlin: Michael Schumacher’s wife called on reporters to stay away from the French hospital where he is being treated for life-threatening injuries from a skiing accident, and to leave her family alone.”Please support our shared fight with Michael. It is important to me that you take the pressure off the doctors and the hospital so they can do their work,” Corinna Schumacher said in a statement addressed “to the media”.
“Please have faith in their statements and leave the hospital. Please also leave our family in peace,” the wife of the Formula One legend said. The former German champion remains in a medically induced coma since the accident on December 29 in the French ski resort of Meribel, where he owns a chalet.
Schumacher’s fall has generated massive media interest, with his hospital in the French city of Grenoble under siege by reporters and photographers.A source close to Schumacher said he had seen a “slight improvement”, after doctors said he was still in a stable but critical condition.
Following a flurry of media speculation about his condition, the team treating him said they would give no details of the treatment the 45-year-old is receiving in order to protect his right to privacy.Meanwhile, There has been a “slight improvement” in Schumacher’s condition, a source close to the Formula One legend said There are small signs of improvement and his loved-ones hope that he will pull through, the source told the German sports news agency SID, an AFP subsidiary, on condition of anonymity.
Earlier, doctors treating Schumacher said he remained in a stable but critical condition.”The clinical state of Michael Schumacher is considered as stable and is being constantly monitored as he receives medical treatment,” a statement from hospital said. “However, the medical team in charge of his care underlines that they continue to consider Michael’s condition as critical.”
Investigators are focusing on the retired racer’s speed when he slammed his head on a rock, prompting his evacuation by helicopter to Grenoble. Prosecutors are also looking at whether the limits of the ski runs next to the accident site were correctly marked and whether the rock in question was lying close enough to the piste to require some kind of protection or signage.They are also examining whether the safety releases on the skis operated properly in a probe aimed at determining responsibility for the accident.