Michael Schumacher remains critical but stable in hospital after skiing accident
Hospital not planning any more updates "for the time being"
By Sky Sports Online. Last Updated: 07/01/14 8:30am
Michael Schumacher: Condition remains unchanged
Michael Schumacher remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital with Grenoble authorities urging the media to respect his privacy after a series of inaccurate reports over his health.
The 45-year-old seven-times World Champion has been in an induced coma in Grenoble University Hospital for eight days since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
Although an update on Schumacher's condition was not expected over the weekend, his manager Sabine Kehm was forced to issue a statement to the media on Saturday stressing that his condition remained unchanged after quotes attributed to former F1 driver Philippe Strieff had claimed that the German's life was no longer in danger.
Providing an additional written update on Monday, the hospital confirmed Schumacher's condition continued to be "considered as stable" but again stressed that he remained "critical".
The medical team in Grenoble also made clear that no further updates on Schumacher would be delivered "for the time being" and that when they were only reports from the hospital and the ex-driver's management were valid.
"The privacy of the statement demands that we are not going into details of his treatment, and this is why we do not plan any press conferences, nor give out written press releases, anymore for the time being," the statement added.
"We again insistently ask you to...stick to the information given by the medical team in charge of the patient or his management, as this is the only valid information."
French prosecutors investigating the skiing accident confirmed on Monday that they will hold a press conference in the Alpine town of Albertville on Wednesday at 10am (GMT) to provide an update into their findings into the incident.