Formula 2 racer Juan Manuel Correa remains in an induced coma, but his family have reported slight improvements in his condition.
Correa was left with serious injuries after the F2 horror-crash in Belgium which claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert.
Correa suffered leg fractures and a spinal injury and was transferred to an intensive care unit in London, but upon his arrival he was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and placed in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit.
His parents have released a statement confirming that “key vital indicators have improved slightly while others have deteriorated very little” and they remain hopeful that their son will recover.
As quoted by Racefans.net, his parents say that they “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.
“Juan Manuel remains in a state of induced coma with paralysis in order for his lungs to get as much rest as possible. Continuing to be assisted by an ECMO [Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation] machine many of the key vital indicators have improved slightly while others have deteriorated very little.
“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.
“We believe in our son’s strength and determination, we see the minor improvement as an indication of him starting to turn the tide in his favour, we just need him to do it a little quicker.
“Doctors continue to monitor and change the bandages when necessary and confirm that the fractures are multiple and severe. Additional surgeries will be required once Juan Manuel’s lungs improve to a state that it is safe for doctors to proceed.”
Correa’s family expressed their gratitude to the fans for their supportive messages.
“We would like to thank each and every person that has called, text, sent emails and reached out on social media,” they said.
“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. We invite fans and friends to continue to send supportive messages via social media or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, thank you for your support.”