Schumacher, 44, crashed into a rock on Sunday when skiing off piste in Méribel station and underwent emergency surgery at the Hospital of the University of Grenoble.
“His condition is very serious,” said at a press conference the head of department of anesthesia and resuscitation, Jean-Francois Payen, adding that by the time you can not pronounce on the future of the patient.
Right now Schumacher is under general anesthesia induced by medications to minimize any stress and ensure good oxygenation to the brain, pointed specialists.
The neurosurgeon Stefan Chabardes indicated that the patient does certainly have not survived had it not been for the helmet.
Schumacher, seven-time Formula One world champion, is a great lover of skiing, sport practiced regularly in the French Alps.
On Sunday, several people gathered outside the hospital to express their solidarity with the legendary pilot.