As details remain “hour by hour” regarding Sunday’s skiing accident and serious injury sustained by Michael Schumacher, anesthesiologist and emergency physician at the University Hospital of Liège, Belgium —a former F1 medical doctor— Gary Hartstein has provided insight into the nature of Michael’s injury.
Gary Hartstein’s medical bio: Involved in motorsports medicine since 1990. Sid Watkin’s assistant from 1997-2004. Formula 1 Medical Delegate from 2005 to 2007, then Medical Rescue Coordinator for the Championship from 2008 until 2012.
As reported originally at Formerf1doc.wordpress.com:
First off, this press conference was rather more reassuring than what I expected. I’ll admit that I feared an announcement of a second operation for persistently elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), and the fact that that’s not been needed is good.