"Stop All Speculation": Commentator Weighs In on Report Linking GoPro to Schumacher Injury | NECN

"Stop All Speculation": Commentator Weighs In on Report Linking GoPro to Schumacher Injury



    FILE - Retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was injured in a skiing accident late last year. New reports have linked his injury to the GoPro camera mounted to his helmet, but the commentator those reports cite is now calling it "speculation."

    The French commentator whose reported remarks had sparked reports that a GoPro camera may have played a role in Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher's brain injury is now urging everyone to "stop all speculation."

    Schumacher, 45, has been immobile and unable to speak after he fell and hit a rock in a skiing accident last year while he was wearing a GoPro camera mounted on his helmet.

    European news outlets had reported that racing commentator Jean-Louis Moncet told Europe 1 radio that Schumacher's son Mick told him the placement of the camera contributed to the brain injury — but Moncet denied that Tuesday on Twitter.

    "The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the GoPro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain," Eurosport had earlier quoted Moncet as having said.

    But Moncet appeared to contradict that suggestion in a tweet Tuesday.
    "STOP ALL SPÉCULATION," he tweeted. "Mick could not say something about camera or injury of Michael because we did not speak together."
    Following the initial report linking the GoPro to Schumacher's injury, shares of the Bay Area-based company plummeted, losing as much as 10 percent in trading Monday, Business Insider reported.

    A GoPro spokesman declined to comment on the report linking the camera to Schumacher's injury but said the company was monitoring the situation closely.

    Schumacher emerged from a medically-induced coma in June but remains in serious condition.