Doctors treating Michael Schumacher have revealed they carried out a two-hour operation to remove blood from a clot in the skull of the Formula One star.
The procedure took place on Monday night after consultations with the 44-year-old’s family, who remain at his bedside.
The medical team at the University Hospital in Grenoble said the decision to operate was taken after a scan showed changes in the patient’s situation.
While doctors said they were pleased with the development they refused to give any prognosis, stressing there is still a long way to go and adding the former champion is still critical.
Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma after sustaining injuries while skiing off piste on Sunday.
The doctors stressed they want to be transparent on the treatment of the driver who won seven Formula One titles but added they will not be giving regular medical updates.