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Old 30-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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News coming through this morning that F1 legend Michael Shumacher is in a critical condition in hospital after a ski accident this morning.
Apparently he hit his head on a rock and even though he was wearing a helmet, things don't look good.
Best wishes to Michael & hope he pulls through this.
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Dam! not good news at all.....

My thought's to Schumi and his family, get well soon....

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Oh dear.........
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just got up and read it myself. being a massive MS fan this wasn't good news to wake up to. really hope he pulls through.

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Get well Shuey, your a fighter!

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Wow, even before this news it has not been a good year to be a race car driver.

Alan Simmonsen, Paul Walker (Who actually raced a few 24hr enduros), and I thought of 1 or 2 more before I started this post but now have escaped me.
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Mixed reports coming. His personal assistant is saying the injuries are non critical. The resort where he was injured are reporting he is stable, but reports more recently are stating he is in a coma.

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A statement issued by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble explained that the German suffered a "head trauma with coma that required immediate neurosurgical treatment."

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Can't believe this, really hoping the emergency surgury allows full recovery for Michael.
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It's the middle of the night over there now, so unless something drastic happens there won't be anything new for a few hours yet.....and hopefully when there is something new, it will be good news....
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I must say I am a huge Shuey fan from way back when he was with bennetton & won the title with that little Ford V8 against the might of the V10 Williams, Mclaren's & Ferrari's.
One thing we all know is that Shuey is a fighter & I hope that fight will pull him through this..
They are saying the next update won't come through untill 9.00 pm tonight.
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Latest news is he has received treatment for a brain hemorrhage and is in a coma.
Have been watching since his arrival at Jordan....Now I'm praying for win number 93. Terrible news. Hoping to see him come through soon!
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FORMULA 1 legend Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition in a French hospital with a brain haemorrhage after a skiing accident.

The 44-year-old German was "suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation," the hospital in the southeast French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

"He remains in a critical condition."

The hospital statement was signed by the facility's neurosurgeon, the professor in charge of its anaesthesia/revival unit, and the hospital's deputy director. It was issued jointly with the ex-racer's press team in Germany.

Schumacher had been skiing off-piste in the upmarket Meribel resort when he fell and hit his head on a rock, mountain police who gave him first aid said.

Schumacher, who lives with his family in Switzerland, was on a private stay in Meribel, according to his spokeswoman.

Meribel is part of an extensive ski region with about 180 lifts connecting three alpine valleys.

Schumacher was reportedly skiing with his 14-year-old son at the time of the accident.

He was airlifted to a local hospital, then to the Grenoble facility. A specialist neurosurgeon from Paris was rushed in to oversee his treatment.

The director of the Meribel resort, Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, had said just after the accident that Schumacher had been wearing a helmet and was "conscious but a little agitated'' just after the accident, with early reports suggesting there was no cause for alarm.

But when Schumacher then fell into coma, doctors realised the damage was worse than initially feared.

The two mountain police officers who gave first aid said Schumacher was suffering "severe cranial trauma'' when they got to him and a helicopter was brought in to evacuate him within 10 minutes.

A renowned Paris surgeon, Dr Gerard Saillant - who also operated on Schumacher when he broke his calf and shinbone during his most serious racing crash at the 1999 British Grand Prix - was brought to the Grenoble hospital in a police car to take charge of the famous patient.

A hospital spokesman said the next update on Schumacher's condition would be given at 10am GMT (9pm AEDT).

Police officers have been stationed to guard the hospital's entrances.

Dr Gary Hartstein, former Medical Delegate for the Formula One World Championship, took to Twitter to attempt to explain the medical situation Schumacher finds himself in.

"It's quite well known that extradural hematomas, a kind of cerebral hemorrhage, can leave a lucid interval after injury," he wrote, referring to reports that Schumacher was conscious when he was attended to after the accident.

"Then as the hematoma forms, the sudden increase in pressure causes sudden and dramatic symptoms. Pressure must be relieved rapidly.

"This is done with a neurosurgical intervention. Then the victim is observed in an ICU environment.

"Quality of recovery depends on: 1) severity of initial injury, 2) acuteness and amplitude of pressure rise when hematoma forms, 3) rapidity with which it is drained, 4) quality of neuro intensive care and rehab."

Dr Hartstein said that the long wait for the next update on Schumacher's condition is no surprise.

"Gives docs a chance to do rounds, see new CT scans, check blood results. That is perfectly fine.

"What we want to hear is: 1) off or starting to come off the respirator. 2) intracranial pressure staying normal. If we hear this, we're ok.

"And obviously anything better is, well, better."

Schumacher retired from Formula 1 for a second time at the end of the 2012 season. He won two world titles with Benetton and five in a row with Ferrari.

Schumacher has had accidents before, including a motorcycle crash in February 2009 in Cartagena, Spain, where he damaged a vertebra, a rib and the bottom of his skull.

At the time, his doctor, Johannes Peil, said it had caused the racer the most serious long-term harm of his career.

That accident prevented him taking the place of Felipe Massa at Ferrari after the Brazilian suffered severe head injuries in a crash at the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2009.

He recovered from the injuries to make a shock return in 2010 at Mercedes alongside Nico Rosberg.

Though his countryman largely outshone the former champion in their three seasons together, we did see flashes of the old Schumacher.

At Monaco in 2012, the then 43-year-old five-time winner at the principality scored a popular pole position, although he would not start there on race day thanks to a 10-spot grid penalty earnt at the previous race.

That lap, along with a podium finish at Valencia the same year, were the high watermarks of his otherwise ill-fated comeback.
Hope he pulls through OK.
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God damn!! Bad news indeed. Hope he pulls through and makes a full recovery.
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Latest news is he has received treatment for a brain hemorrhage and is in a coma.
That's usually not a good combination - here's hoping for a good outcome
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I'm a huge fan too, this is sad news.

Ironic that his entire F1 career was mainly incident free, and then something like this happens.
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He was a fighter on track so lets all hope he uses that same fight to pull through.
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Looks like Schumacher has suffered a major head injury whilst skiing in France. :(
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You have to be quick on AFF

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Bugger. Heard it on the radio this morning but they didn't really mention the severity of the injury. Hope he pulls through.
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Ironic that his entire F1 career was mainly incident free, and then something like this happens.
1999 british GP, Had that massive off at end of Hanger straight, broke his leg, then FIA redesigned the monocoque! 1 of the biggest crashes in F1 since Senna.
Also the incident he caused in 01 @ hokenheim when he couldn't get off the line and Luciano Burti in a prost went flying over the top of him landing on another car.
Hardly incident free!
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Terrible news, hopefully he pulls through. It sounds very serious though.
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1999 british GP, Had that massive off at end of Hanger straight, broke his leg, then FIA redesigned the monocoque! 1 of the biggest crashes in F1 since Senna.
Also the incident he caused in 01 @ hokenheim when he couldn't get off the line and Luciano Burti in a prost went flying over the top of him landing on another car.
Hardly incident free!
He did say 'mainly' incident free.... I would think two incidents as you've mentioned is a pretty damned good record considering how many f1 races he's started.
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I hope he pulls thru. Too many motorsport personalities getting injured or losing their lives this year.
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Praying for him and his family.
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The hospital in Grenoble will be releasing a statement at 10am their time which is 8pm AEDT.
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i dont care about this man,,,the reason goes back to the 1994 australian f1 ,after what he did to win the world championship,,running his broken car into Hills car
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i dont care about this man,,,the reason goes back to the 1994 australian f1 ,after what he did to win the world championship,,running his broken car into Hills car
If you don't like him for that reason, that's fine but sounds like you don't give a stuff if he lives or dies.

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^^^ Was that really necessary under the circumstances.....

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i dont care about this man,,,the reason goes back to the 1994 australian f1 ,after what he did to win the world championship,,running his broken car into Hills car
but you cared enough to click on a thread which was clearly about him, and to even go as far as offering a rather constructive post
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