Adenauer was taken to the hospital Hohenlind Cologne. The frightening diagnosis. Fractures of skull base, frontal sinus, orbit, nasal septum, and a fracture of the nasal bone. A nerve in the face has been cut and he will remain deaf. Luckily, Adenauer’s eyes are still intact and he has no brain haemorrhage. He was in surgery for 4 hours and had to have the bones bolted to steel plates.
“The perpetrator must have struck him with something big” said Chief Medical Jochen Wustrow. “This is something I see, thank God very rarely. But unfortunately, the violence in Cologne’s getting worse.”