Correa remains in an induced coma

Shahida Jacobs
Juan Manuel Correa

Juan Manuel Correa

There has been a slight improvement in Juan Manuel Correa’s condition as his “lungs have gradually recovered”, but he remains in an induced coma.

The Formula 2 driver suffered fractures to both of his legs and a minor spinal injury during a horror crash that killed Anthoine Hubert at Spa on August 31.

The 20-year-old has spent the past few weeks in Intensive Care in a hospital in the United Kingdom and there has been some positive news with regards to his lungs, but they are still not strong enough to withstand surgery.

“Juan Manuel remains in the Intensive Care Unit in a state of induced coma. Although his lungs have gradually recovered, his respiratory functions continue to be assisted by ECMO and a breathing ventilator,” a statement said.

“Juan Manuel’s leg injuries remain an important concern and will undergo immediate surgery once his lungs are strong enough to withstand the procedure.”

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