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Doctors Confirm Schumacher Induced Coma

Sports | December 30, 2013, Monday // 14:43| Views: 825 | Comments: 0
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Doctors treating Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher have confirmed that his condition remains critical and he is in an induced coma.

Schumacher was transferred to a hospital in Grenoble after a skiing accident in the Alps resort of Meribel, with a serious head injury.

Prof. Jean-Francois Payen told reporters that if Schumacher had not been wearing a protective helmet, "he wouldn't be here now".

"We had to operate urgently to release some pressure in his head," the anaesthetist said, quoted by BBC.

"We cannot tell you what the outcome will be yet. All we can do is wait”, the doctors added.

“The induced coma Michael Schumacher is in is to try to stabilize the pressure within the brain, to try to prevent secondary brain damage from occurring. It's likely he will remain in an induced coma for several days, and really the outcome is very, very unclear at this stage”, revealed consultant neurosurgeon Catherin McMahon.

Schumacher, a 7-time Formula 1 champion was skiing off-piste with his teenage son, when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

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