Juan Manuel Correa’s condition has been upgraded from critical to serious as he continues to recover in a London hospital from injuries sustained in , the Formula 2 crash that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps three weeks ago.
The update on the Ecuadorian-American’s status came through a statement issued by his family on Friday:
“As of today, Juan Manuel Correa has been removed from the ECMO machine, life support and taken out of induced coma. While this is great news and a major step in the right direction, he is still in a race against time.
“Juan Manuel is conscious, but not fully yet awake. Doctors report that this will take a few days due to being in induced coma for more than two weeks. They have also stated that Juan Manuel is fragile and still vulnerable, medically speaking, and that he remains in the Intensive Care Unit. His condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
“The medical priority for Juan Manuel now shifts from the lungs to the leg injuries that were sustained more than two weeks ago and have not been addressed since the initial emergency intervention the day of the incident. Doctors are in a race against time to perform a pending major surgery in order to minimize risk of irreversible injuries to his right lower extremity, but can’t proceed until lungs are ready to withstand a lengthy operation.”
Additional details will be provided on Correa’s condition as they become available.