‘Michael Schumacher will remain an invalid all his life’

Neurology specialist Erich Riederer has declared that Schumi "will remain an invalid for the rest of his life".

By: Express News Service | Updated: June 22, 2014 2:31 pm

Four days after Michael Schumacher woke up to the world from his coma, neurology specialist Erich Riederer has declared that the seven-times Formula One champion “will remain an invalid for the rest of his life”.

“He will remain an invalid all his life and will always remain dependent on others’ help,” Riederer was quoted as saying by The Independent.

Earlier, on June 16, Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation.

The 45-year-old German driver was hospitalized with severe head injuries after his Dec. 29 ski accident, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.

Doctors in Grenoble put him into a coma to rest his brain and decrease swelling, and they operated to remove blood clots, but some were too deeply embedded.

Support for Schumacher poured in from fellow Formula One drivers, sportspersons, fans and well wishers on Twitter. The Mercedes team, for which Schumacher raced in the last three years of his career, posted on Twitter: “Encouraging news on Michael’s condition this morning. We couldn’t ask for a better start to the week. #KeepFightingMichael.”  (Read More: Schumacher leaves French hospital)

(with Reuters inputs)

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  1. S
    Jun 23, 2014 at 5:09 am
    Maybe it is His will that this happened. But then human willpower can achieve the impossible too - after all we are all made in His image. All the best Schumi, we will remember the good and great times that you have given us.
  2. M
    Jun 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    Look no, it couldn't.
  3. N
    Jun 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    he will beat the odds and i pray that God will show His hand of healing on this man.....the only true hero in my books for F1....so beat it Mike you will do it! Where doctors declare it is impossible, God shows the possibilities....i will continue to pray
  4. O
    Jun 23, 2014 at 4:34 am
    Who is Erich Riderer?If he's not Schumacher's doctor, who is he to say what the long term prognosis is?
  5. R
    Jun 22, 2014 at 3:32 am
    , this is truly disappointing. Maybe Mike just needs a little miracle from God. It could happen.
  6. A
    Jun 24, 2014 at 7:04 am
    I agree with you... who is Erich Riderer. Does he know the willpower of schummi?
  7. A
    Jun 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm
    It can and it will.... keep the faith send good thoughts...
  8. A
    Jun 22, 2014 at 7:50 pm
    Michael you are a hero... you WILL beat the odds against you.. God be with you.
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