"I think he's in a vegetative state – awake but not reacting": The renowned brain surgeon says that Michael Schumacher is unlikely to fully recover from the horror skiing accident in 2013 after the ex-Ferrari boss said he was always fighting yet.
- Michael Schumacher's exact condition has been well guarded since 2013
- The legendary Formula 1 star suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps
- The respected neurosurgeon Erich Riederer gave his opinion on the status of the 51-year-old
- He said, “Any chance of seeing him like before? I really don't think so. & # 39;
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is likely to be in a vegetative state, and according to well-known neurosurgeon Erich Riederer, there is little chance that he will ever fully recover.
The German suffered devastating brain injuries in a skiing accident while on vacation in the French Alps in 2013 and his condition was closely monitored by his family.
Last week, ex-Ferrari boss Jean Todt said 51-year-old Schumacher is still struggling to get better.
This has raised the hopes of his millions of fans, but Riederer, who is not personally connected to Schumacher and has given an opinion as an outsider, has given a gloomy opinion on the forecast.
Michael Schumacher suffered devastating brain injuries in a skiing accident in 2013
Schumacher, pictured with his wife Corinna, is likely to be in a "vegetative state", says Erich Riederer
In a documentary on the French TV channel TMC, he said, “I think he's in a vegetative state, which means he's awake but unresponsive.
“He breathes, his heart beats, he can probably sit up and take small steps with help, but no more.
“I think that's the maximum for him. Is there any chance of seeing him as he was before his accident? I really don't think so. & # 39;
It is not known whether Riderer visited Schumacher himself or what information he is basing his opinion on.
Riderer's interview came days after Todt announced that he had recently visited the seven-time world champion at his home.
Schumacher is surrounded by family members and medical caregivers, but the outlook is bleak. His followers are desperate for positive news
He said, “I saw Michael last week. He's fighting.
“My God, we know that he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident that caused him a lot of problems.
“But he has a great wife next to him, he has his children, his nurses, and we can only wish him the best and the best for his family too.
"I can only be around her until I can do something, and then I'll do it."
Schumacher was in a coma for six months after sustaining a head injury while skiing off-piste in the popular holiday resort of Meribel in the Alps.
He returned home after 254 days, where he has largely stayed since then.
Earlier this year it was announced that he was about to undergo stem cell surgery by a renowned doctor to revive his nervous system. It is currently unknown whether the operation took place or whether Schumacher benefited from it.
Former Ferrari CEO Jean Todt (right) recently visited Schumacher and gave an update on him
The seven-time Formula 1 champion was in a coma for six months after the accident
Throughout his career, the German was known for his fierce competition on the track, but another F1 boss, Ross Brawn, says his personality outside of racing is the exact opposite.
Brawn said, "So many times I've introduced him to people who, before they met him, thought he was a despicable, horrible character, and you introduce them, and when they first met him, they changed completely.
“That happened to me so often because Michael, the racing driver, was on the track and Michael, the person, was not on the track.
"I don't know anyone who worked with Michael and had a bad word about him. A lot of people who went up against him had different opinions, but no one I know who has ever worked with Michael had because of his integrity, his dedication and human side ever had a bad opinion of him. & # 39;
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