Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is still in a Grenoble hospital after suffering brain injuries in a skiing accident.
The most successful driver in Formula One history with 91 race wins to his credit, whose 45th birthday is today, suffered head injuries while skiing off piste during a family vacation in the Alpine resort of Meribel on Sunday.
His agent Sabine Kehm said on Wednesday that he was in a stable condition and it was too early to talk about his further prospects. No further update was given on Thursday.
Doctors have carried out two operations so far, including one to remove a build-up of blood from his brain.
Schumacher, is the most successful Formula One driver of all times with a record 91 race victories in a career spanning more than two decades. He left the sport last year after a less successful three-year comeback with Mercedes following an earlier retirement from Ferrari at the end of 2006.
Schumacher's accident triggered an outpouring of concern among fans, former team-mates and rivals around the world. His wife Corinna and teenage children Mick and Gina-Marie are at his bedside and he has received visits from his retired motor racing brother Ralf and close friends.