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    Micheal Schumacher, seven time F1 champion, in critical condition after ski accident

    bbc.co.uk Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, is in a "critical condition" after a skiing accident, says the French hospital at which he is being treated.
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    Jeeze, with all the possible danger(s) he has been through in his career, seems skiing would be quite a ways down on his life threatening list. Says they took him to Grenoble, I think they had olympics there a ways back. Hopefully they are used to this kind of trauma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    ...seems skiing would be quite a ways down on his life threatening list.
    Indeed. In the resorts just west of here, they get one death about every 6 or 7 years. We don't hear about the injuries, of course.

    But Schumacher was skiing "off piste", which could mean he was skiing some very technical terrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    Indeed. In the resorts just west of here, they get one death about every 6 or 7 years. We don't hear about the injuries, of course.

    But Schumacher was skiing "off piste", which could mean he was skiing some very technical terrain.
    Earlier reports described the area he and his son were skiing was between two groomed runs or technical terrain. They also were describing his injury as serious but not critical. He was reported to be conscious when transported to hospital. His condition has since deteriorated.
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    Monday morning post press conference update

    bbc.co.uk Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is "fighting for his life" after a ski accident in the French Alps, his doctors say.

    The driver remains in a critical condition in hospital in Grenoble with head injuries suffered on Sunday morning at the resort of Meribel.

    "We cannot tell you what the outcome will be yet," the team treating him told a news conference on Monday morning...[video of press conference included]

    bbc.co.uk Formula 1 rallies round Michael Schumacher after ski accident
    Formula 1 personalities past and present have rallied round the former Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes driver.

    reuters.com (Reuters) - Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was fighting for his life on Monday after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel, doctors said.

    "We can say that his condition is life-threatening," Jean-Francois Payen, head anesthetician at the CHU hospital in the eastern French city of Grenoble, told a news conference.

    "For the moment we cannot say what Michael Schumacher's future is," he added. "We are working round the clock - we are trying to win time."...more after jump
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    Heard of this just last night.....I sure wish him well!!!

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    Dang, The Stig.
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    Understand the coma was induced, can't be good.
    Thinking good thoughts

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    Hospital personnel state he wouldn't have made it to hospital if he hadn't been wearing a helmet.
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    BBC.co.uk : Schumacher's condition improves

    Former motor racing champion Michael Schumacher's condition has improved slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain, his doctors have said...More
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    CBC News showed the part of the ski area where, apparently, the accident took place, and there are big rock outcroppings here and there. They also showed a video of Schumacher skiing: he's pretty good.
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    BBC.co.uk The condition of German motor racing star Michael Schumacher has improved slightly after a second operation to relieve pressure on his brain, his doctors say....MORE
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    As anticipation of the opening race for 2014 builds in Australia and around the racing world the Sydney Morning Herald has this sobering story about Micheal Schumacher titled - Hopes fade for Micheal Schumacher. The tone of the article is made all the more poignant by descriptions of Filepe Massa's bedside involvement.
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    What a damn shame...all that he has accomplished & the storied life he has lead....Then this.

    I still wish him well,..and hope his family is coping as best they can.
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