F1: Extent of Jules Bianchi's brain damage unknown

Oct 09, 2014, 08:49 IST | AFP

Yokkaichi: It could be weeks before doctors know how badly damaged Jules Bianchi’s brain is after his sickening crash in the Japanese GP, a specialist warned yesterday.

Jules Bianchi
Jules Bianchi

The French Formula One driver was under constant supervision following the weekend smash, with his worried parents regularly by his bedside.

“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,” said a statement issued by the family.

Bianchi (25) was knocked unconscious in a horrific high-speed crash into a recovery vehicle during Sunday’s rain-sodden Japanese GP. He underwent emergency brain surgery, with doctors saying he was critically ill.

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