Kehm: Reports that Schumacher is out of danger are invalid and pure speculation
4 January, 2014
Michael Schumacher’s condition remained critical but stable on Saturday, the F1 legend’s PA said nearly a week after the skiing accident amid reports that the German was out of danger.
“Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him, or from his management, must be treated as invalid and pure speculation,” Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement.
Kehm made the comments after former Formula 1 driver Philippe Streiff, a friend of Schumacher’s, told Sky TV he had been told by surgeon and friend, Gerard Saillant, who is at the Grenoble hospital, that the German’s life was “out of danger”.
The retired motor racing great slammed his head on a rock while skiing near the family chalet near Meribel, in the French Alps, on Sunday morning.
He has been in an induced coma for six days since being transferred to a Grenoble hospital, where he has undergone two operations.
Kehm confirmed that Schumacher was wearing a helmet camera at the time of his fall, which has been handed to investigators.
“The helmet camera was voluntarily given to the investigating authorities by the family,” said Kehm
Schumacher, who turned 45 on Friday, is the most successful Formula 1 driver of all time with a record 91 race victories. (Reuters)
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