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Michael Schumacher in critical condition

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Yesterday the 44 year old Formula One racing driver while out skiing with his son off piste in the French Alps fell and struck his head against a rock. Despite wearing a helmet and being initially conscious his condition merited helicopter evacuation from a local hospital to the regional hospital at Grenoble.

Today a spokesman for the hospital, Dr Payen, says he was critically injured on admission with raised intra-cranial pressure, bi-lateral lesions and contusions. Immediately neurosurgeons carried out emergency surgery. He remains in a critical state and medics would not be drawn on a prognosis, saying only that had he not worn a helmet he would already be dead.

Schumacher as well as being arguably the most successful F1 driver is a long standing and very competent skier.
 

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After the removal of a large haematoma Mr Scumacher is reported by the Grenoble hospital to being showing 'a slight improvement' today. He remains in a critical condition, reportedly. There are alleged reports that a journalist has intruded into his sick room. Parasite!
 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25558709

Lots of fans showed up at the hospital in support.

He is in Grenoble, and doing better, but still in intensive care.

Lord have mercy.
 

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According to his manager, speaking to the media earlier, the intruding journalist tried to pass as a priest but failed to bluff security at the hospital. Well done the security at Grenoble Hospital.
 

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This update from CNN-SI says he is still on the mend. Lord have mercy.
 

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Today is Schumacher's 45th birthday. He is still in hospital. Many fans came to wish him well. :)
 

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Yes, his fans appear very loyal, something that must be a comfort to his family.
 
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