Family of Juan Manuel Correa Provide a Fresh Update on the Driver

September 14, 2019 1:54 pm

During the Belgian Grand Prix weekend, a horrific accident took place that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert. In that almighty accident, American driver Juan Manuel Correa was another victim. Fortunately, he survived, though he still remains in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in London.

Recently, his family released a statement with an update on his health. The statement read, “We have good days and bad days as well as long nights and short nights but with the support of the motorsports community, our friends, family, country and fans, we continue to pray for Juan Manuel.”

Furthermore, the Alfa Romeo junior, Juan Manuel Correa is in a state of induced coma with paralysis so that his lungs can get as much rest as possible. To further accelerate his recovery, he is being assisted by an ECMO machine. The good news is that a number of the key vital signs have improved slightly. However, countering that, is the news of other functions deteriorating, albeit very slightly.

Juan Manuel Correa

Correa’s parents continued, “We have been reminded by the doctors that as long as Juan Manuel continues in an upward trend of improvement, even if very little, it is all that we can ask for at the moment. Infections are under control and respiratory indicators remain stable and all vital signs continue to remain consistent and stable.”

They placed a lot of faith in his strength and will, and have seen the small improvement as an indication of him starting to turn the tide in his favor. However, they hope that he recovers a little quicker. Doctors have confirmed that the fractures are multiple and severe. It is also note-worthy that Additional surgeries will be required when his lungs improve to a state that it is safe for doctors to proceed.

Finally, the statement concluded, “We would like to thank each and every person that has called, text, sent emails and reached out on social media. We have received and read or continue to read and show all the messages to Juan Manuel. Your messages help him to fight and never give up. This will be the biggest single motivator for Juan Manuel when he regains consciousness.”

Dhruv George

Dhruv George is an author for the Formula One and NASCAR division of EssentiallySports. He is a life-long F1 and MotoGP fan, developing a liking for McLaren and Carlos Sainz Jr, and recently began to follow NASCAR. He graduated from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai, with a PG Diploma in Journalism and now lives in Trivandrum.

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