Jules Bianchi’s family on Tuesday revealed the name of the serious head injury he sustained in Sunday’s horror Suzuka crash.
The 25-year-old Frenchman had surgery after running off the wet track during the Japanese grand prix and striking a recovery vehicle at reportedly more than 200kph.
A statement issued by Marussia on Tuesday on behalf of Bianchi’s family and the Mie hospital said he remains in a “critical but stable condition”.
The statement revealed that Bianchi has suffered “a diffuse axonal injury”.
Brainandspinalcord.org described the injury, which can be “devastating” and causing lasting unconsciousness, as occurring “over a more widespread area” than specific brain injuries because the brain has moved “within the skull”.
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