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Former F1 champion Schumacher in critical condition

12-31-2013 01:53 BJT

Doctors at Grenoble hospital in France say Michael Schumacher is still in critical condition after the second brain surgery and they could not predict the outcome for him. The retired Formula One driver suffered a serious head injury in a ski accident on Sunday.

"He is in critical condition in terms of brain resuscitation. All of the recommended treatments are being applied. And for now, we cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher," said Professor Jean-Francois Payen, chief of anesthesia intensive care unit.

Schumacher had been skiing with his son in the French Alpine resort of Meribel on Sunday when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He had been wearing a helmet at the time, but he arrived at Grenoble University Hospital Centre already in a coma and immediately underwent brain surgery.

The French prosecutor in Albertville has opened an investigation into the accident. The goal is to determine the circumstances of the accident and what was responsible for it.

Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, has been seriously hurt before. He broke his leg in a crash at Silverstone race course in 1999 and suffered serious neck and spine injuries after a motorcycling accident in February 2009 in Spain.


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