Bianchi suffers 'diffuse axonal injury'

By on Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Marussia F1 Team

Marussia F1 Team

Marussia has confirmed that Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition in Intensive Care in hospital after suffering a 'diffuse axonal injury' in an accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Bianchi struck a recovery vehicle which was clearing the crashed car of Adrian Sutil and was taken to the nearby Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi.

On Tuesday afternoon Marussia released a statement on behalf of the Bianchi family and in conjunction with the hospital.

"This is a very difficult time for our family, but the messages of support and affection for Jules from all over the world have been a source of great comfort to us," read a statement. "We would like to express our sincere appreciation.

"Jules remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi. He has suffered a diffuse axonal injury and is in a critical but stable condition. The medical professionals at the hospital are providing the very best treatment and care and we are grateful for everything they have done for Jules since his accident.

"We are also grateful for the presence of Professor Gerard Saillant, President of the FIA Medical Commission, and Professor Alessandro Frati, Neurosurgeon of the University of Rome La Sapienza, who has travelled to Japan at the request of Scuderia Ferrari.

"They arrived at the hospital today and met with the medical personnel responsible for Jules’ treatment, in order to be fully informed of his clinical status so that they are able to advise the family. Professors Saillant and Frati acknowledge the excellent care being provided by the Mie General Medical Center and would like to thank their Japanese colleagues.

"The hospital will continue to monitor and treat Jules and further medical updates will be provided when appropriate."


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