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Schumacher Remains In 'Critical' Condition After Suffering Head Trauma - Agent

posted 29 Dec 2013, 16:45 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 29 Dec 2013, 16:45 ]

Retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is in 'critical' condition following a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel, his agent says.

GRENOBLE, FRANCE (DECEMBER 29, 2013) (REUTERS) -  Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher remains in 'critical' condition following a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel, his agent said on Sunday (December 29).

The 44-year-old German was taken to hospital in Grenoble and placed under the care of ProfessorGerard Saillant, a brain and spine injury expert.

"He suffers - he was suffering from severe cranial trauma with coma when he arrived, which requiredneurosurgery. He is still in a critical condition," Schumacher's agent said in a statement late in the evening, which a hospital official read to reporters.

A hospital official declined to give more details but said more information would be given out on Monday.

Schumacher is the most successful Formula One driver of all time with a record 91 race victories. He won his titles with Benetton and Ferrari.

He left the sport last year after a three-year comeback with Mercedes following an earlier retirement from Ferrari at the end of 2006. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and two children.


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