Skiing in the mountains is a thrilling adventure, but it also carries a notable level of danger. Data indicates that there are typically two to three injuries for every thousand days of skiing. In 2013, even the renowned seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, encountered the hazardous outcomes of skiing.
Schumacher, who retired from Formula One racing in 2012, suffered a horrific accident while skiing just one year later. During a trip with his son Mick Schumacher at a French ski resort, he fell and hit his head on a rock. This incident completely changed his life.
After the incident that occurred a decade ago, Schumacher has not experienced complete recuperation. His spouse, Corinna Schumacher, has maintained confidentiality regarding the specifics of his health status. Only a select few individuals have provided occasional information regarding his condition.
Neurosurgeon Erich Riederer suggested in 2020 that Schumacher is probably in a vegetative state, indicating that he is conscious but unresponsive. While he can carry out simple movements with help, his capabilities are restricted. Eddie Jordan, an Irish entrepreneur and former owner of an F1 team, described Schumacher as physically present but not completely engaged.
The consequences of the accident go beyond Schumacher alone. Corinna Schumacher has been restricted to their residence because of continuous media attention, experiencing a sense of confinement. She is unable to engage in social activities or enjoy going out without being constantly reminded of her husband’s accident. The incident has also had a profound impact on their son Mick, who hopes for the day when his father can see him compete in Formula One.
The Schumacher family and Formula One enthusiasts still face the painful reality of the accident, while fans hold onto hope for Schumacher’s recovery.