(Express.com) – Michael Schumacher is reportedly set to have stem cell surgery in a bid to regenerate his nervous system, but scientists have also made a breakthrough with a new treatment to “dramatically reduce swelling” from the brain and spinal cord injuries like the F1 legend’s, with animal tests showing “full movement and sensitivity in as little as two weeks”.
On December 29, 2013, Schumacher’s life was turned upside down when he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a skiing accident on the French Alps during a holiday with his then 14-year-old son Mick.
He was placed into a medically induced coma for six months, until June 2014, when he finally left the hospital in Grenoble, before being relocated to his home in Switzerland, where he continues to receive private medical treatment, costing an estimated £124,000-a-week.
Updates on his health remain guarded by his close family, but Italian publication ‘Contro Copertina’ reports that Schumacher will undergo stem cell surgery by leading French professor Dr Philippe Menasche, with French newspaper Le Dauphine adding the operation could take place “in the next few days”. CONTINUE