Former Formula One driver suffered broken arm in latest accident
By: GMM on March 11, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Gerhard Berger is a standard visitor to the Formula 1 paddocks.
Gerhard Berger has admitted he considered of fellow Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher when he lay injured in the snow late last week.
Austrian Berger, a former Ferrari and McLaren driver and ex-BMW and Toro Rosso F1 chief, is now recovering at home following surgical procedure for a badly broken arm suffered when he fell at the Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental Resort in Austria.
As opposed to the comatose Schumacher, who tripped on a rock and struck yet another with his head in the French Alps, 54-yr-previous Berger fell on a forest road and landed on a concrete drainage pipe.
“More to the left and I would have hit my head on it,” he informed the Austrian news company APA. “Good and undesirable luck lie so closely collectively.”
Berger confirmed that he had surgical treatment on the damage to insert a plate with twelve screws in his arm.
“Even a nerve was injured, so I can’;t actually move my wrist, but I will once more,” Berger said. “The bottom line is that it was agonizing, but I am glad it was that and no much more. I already have some plates in my physique, so it truly is just one particular far more.”
Asked if he imagined of Schumacher’;s serious injuries when he was laying in the snow, Berger admitted: “Of course I did. It was similar to him — I was not going rapidly or performing a risky move.”
Berger, who lately attended the Bahrain F1 check sessions, will observe this weekend’;s Melbourne season opener from property.
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