As family members rallied around Michael Schumacher Monday, the extent of his injuries became clearer. French publication Paris Match reports that an unnamed doctor at the Grenoble, France, hospital has confirmed that the seven-time Formula One World Champion 1 is battling a number of "very serious problems" stemming from his weekend skiing accident sustained in the French Alps. First, Schumacher endured cerebral hemorrhaging that was repeatedly "flooding the brain coaxial lesions" and he has also suffered a cerebral edema. Doctors reportedly have the racer in an induced coma as well as hypothermia in an attempt to reduce potential brain damage. Jean-François Payen, Head of Anesthesiology at the hospital said Monday at an early-morning press conference, "For the moment, we can not decide on the fate of Michael Schumacher."

Paris Match also reported that Schumacher's helmet had "exploded" into three pieces upon impact with a rock on the ski slope.

In other news, a new video has come to light showing the moment when Schumacher was airlifted by helicopter from the French Alps. (Fair warning, the video shown below is small and quite grainy, but it is not graphic).

Meanwhile, family and colleagues are wishing Schumacher a recovery as quick as his on-track reputation. Martin Brundle, racing pundit and former F1 driver tweeted: "Come on Michael, give us one of those race stints at pure qualifying pace to win through, like you used to. You can do it." See the video of Schumacher's airlift and read more social media well-wishes below.







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      cypherxx666xx
      • 11 Months Ago
      that doesn´t sound good at all, i don`t want to imagine him with a brain damage.
      d
      • 11 Months Ago
      Thank god they are using hypothermia treatment. It can save what brain he has left and help his body repair what it can. If they didn't cool his head, he'd probably be dead already. Many lives could have been saved in the USA if hypothermic treatment was standard procedure for traumatic brain injuries. But thanks to the FDA and the $10k an hour US health industry more interested in emptying your bank account than saving your life, it's not.
      Luxe
      • 11 Months Ago
      My prayers are with him and hope he has a full recovery.
      bll
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope he comes through with all his mental faculties intact.He has a very focused and strong mind so am sure he is doing all he can from his side.Let's all pray for him and his family.
      bll
      • 11 Months Ago
      Apart from Senna and I don't think there is anyone else in F1 who had an intimate understanding of an F1 car and how to ring the last drop of performance from it like Micheal.We are praying and rooting for you Micheal.
      KIRKAKALOS
      • 11 Months Ago
      I've wathched you race for years, no one is like you. You are trully one of the greats...........my prayers for a full and healthy recovery!
      Mary Patricia Joseph
      • 11 Months Ago
      Michael, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible period. My concern and support are also for your wife and children. From Your die hard Fl Fan. MARY PATRICIA JOSEF FROM MALAYSIA.
      Silentnoise713
      • 11 Months Ago
      Prayers he will recover and live his life. He was my racing idol and seem like a genuinely good man.
      • 11 Months Ago
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        bll
        • 11 Months Ago
        The question is was it designed to do that or was it a flaw in quality or maybe the impact was beyond what it was designed for.Skiing is such a dangerous yet understated thing.People say motor sport is dangerous,but your body hitting a tree or rock at 50mph or more while skiing is absolutely no joke.
        Brent Jatko
        • 11 Months Ago
        The helmet hit a rock. The question I share with bll, below, is "was it designed to come apart and dissipate energy?" I doubt that it was, and this is a source of great fear for his condition
      chrbloc
      • 11 Months Ago
      wish it was jimmie johnson instead of Michael.
        bll
        • 11 Months Ago
        @chrbloc
        Come on now that's such a low comment to make.Why would you wish such a thing on someone else.You obviously are not a motorsports fan or competitor.When you see competitors losing races to stop and check on the welfare of their fellow competitors,that's what it's about.You see F1 guys cars breaking down and others stop and give them a ride back to the pits.This is the type of comradeship that Schumacher and others are used to.So sad to think there are people out there who think like you.
          bll
          • 11 Months Ago
          @bll
          My comments are aimed at chrbloc by the way.
      House of SJoseph
      • 11 Months Ago
      My children grew up watching F1 races and Michael Schumacher is their hero. So did I. We bought a Michael Schumacher jersey in Paris that we kept as souvenier through the years. Eventually the jersey with the big face of Schumi was left at the Philadelphia airport in 2011, We felt bad about losing the jersey. So Schumi, this is your greatest fight. Win for your family. Win for your fans. Win for us.
      diffrunt
      • 11 Months Ago
      He would not want to survive as a vegetable.
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