Prince Johan Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands may never awake from the coma after he injured in an avalanche in Austria as explained yesterday the doctors who treated him at a hospital in Innsbruck ,Austria.
"We cannot say today with certainty whether Prince Friso will one day regain consciousness," said Wolfgang Koller,head of the trauma care unit of University Hospital of Innsbruck , he added "Whatever happens,a neurological rehabilitation will be required that will take months, if not years"
The accident occurred last Friday when John Friso, the second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and a companion skied off-piste in the resort of the Austrian town of Lech, in an area that had warned of a high risk of avalanches.
Part of the Dutch royal family, including Queen Beatrix and Prince's wife, Mabel Wisse Smit, have moved to Innsbruck to accompany the prince in the hospital. For over 40 years, Queen Beatrix and her family spend their winter holidays in Lech, one of the most exclusive ski resorts in Austria.