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Schumacher still critical, his prognosis unclear after ski accident

By Deeq on 31 Dec 2013

Doctors treating F1 legend Michael Schumacher have said he remains in a critical condition and it is too early to say if he will pull through.
 
They told journalists at a hospital in the eastern French city of Grenoble that the retired former world champion is being kept in an artificial coma.
 
“We carried out an emergency operation to drain away intra-cranial blood clots,” said neurosurgeon, Professor Stéphan Chabardès at a news conference.
 
“And while the post-surgery scanner showed an evacuation of the intra-cranial blood clots, it also, unfortunately, showed widespread bilateral haemorrhaegic lesions.”
 
Schumacher, 44, was skiing with his teenage son when he fell and hit his head on a rock on Sunday morning. It happened in the French Alps resort of Meribel where he has a holiday home.
 
He was wearing a helmet and doctors said anyone involved in such a high-speed accident without protection would have died.
Schumacher’s family is by his bedside.

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Kratoschumacher Dec 31 2013 01:23 PM

Funny how he has survived a number of car crashes, but lost to a rock.

 

Praying he gets well soon!!

tanbk Jan 01 2014 11:40 AM

Michael Schumacher's condition has reportedly improved slightly, but the retired Formula One driver remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma.

After doctors at the university hospital in Grenoble observed an improvement in Schumacher's condition late Monday night, they opted to undertake a second operation to remove an additional cranial haematoma on the left side of his brain in order to reduce inter-cranial pressure. The Schumacher family, which remains by his bedside, were reportedly consulted on the decision, and he appears to have made it through the procedure. His doctors say that he will, however, remain in the coma for as long as necessary, and that it's too early to make predictions on the extent and timeframe of his eventual recovery.

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