‘Schuey’s’ fate hangs a month after ski fall

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GRENOBLE, France: Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s stay in intensive care reached the one-month mark last week with the driver still in a medically-induced coma whose outcome remains unclear.

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After his December 29 fall at a Meribel ski resort in the French Alps, Schumacher was sedated and his body temperature cooled to around 35 degrees Celsius to ease the risk of further damage to the brain. Surgeons at Grenoble University Hospital said they decided on the coma after operating on bleeding and bruising in his brain.

They carried out a post-operative scan that revealed “widespread lesions” on both sides of the brain. A second operation, to treat bleeding, took place on December 30.

There has been no update on his condition since January 17, when his spokesman, Sabine Kehm, said he was still “stable” and that his family had complete trust in his treatment.

AFP

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