Much remains a secret about the progress Michael Schumacher is making with regards to his recovery from a catastrophic skiing accident back in 2013, yet it has emerged that the former Formula 1 world champion will undergo surgery.
Having returned to his home, Schumacher has been completely out of the public eye, with family members requesting his condition be kept very secretive.
According to a report published by Contro Copertina, the German will undergo a further round of stem cell transfusion with Philippe Menasche, the cardiology genius, who operated on Schumacher the first time around.
“The goal is to regenerate Michael’s central nervous system,” explained Menasche.
Dr. Nicola Acciari, a neurosurgeon at the Bellaria Hospital in Bologna has warned that the former Ferrari driver has suffered from muscular atrophy and osteoporosis.
“In the last 20 years, science has progressed enormously in the field of stem cell treatment, but that doesn’t change the fact we still know very little about the human brain,” Acciardi warned.
“We can’t predict what results this treatment will bring.”
Felipe Massa was teammates with Schumacher at Ferrari for a short period of time, with the German also working as a team advisor when the Brazilian fought for the title in 2008.
Massa recently visited Schumacher at his home in Switzerland, but warned fans that his situation remained complex.
“I know how he is, I have information and my relationship with him has always been very close,” he confirmed.
“I have less of a relationship with his wife, Corinna, because she didn’t go to the races much, but we all know that he situation is not easy, she’s in a difficult period, but we must respect it.
“I have done that with the family, they don’t want to divulge any information, so who am I to do that?”