Michael Schumacher's condition has reportedly improved slightly, but the retired Formula One driver remains in critical condition in a medically induced coma.

After doctors at the university hospital in Grenoble observed an improvement in Schumacher's condition late Monday night, they opted to undertake a second operation to remove an additional cranial haematoma on the left side of his brain in order to reduce inter-cranial pressure. The Schumacher family, which remains by his bedside, were reportedly consulted on the decision, and he appears to have made it through the procedure. His doctors say that he will, however, remain in the coma for as long as necessary, and that it's too early to make predictions on the extent and timeframe of his eventual recovery.

"We have a strategy to correct a number of anomalies that continue and we want to give ourself some time during this phase of stability," said Professor Jean-Francois Payen. "There are some important matters we need to think about for the future."

The seven-time World Champion was taken to the hospital on Sunday following a skiing accident in which he hit his head against a rock, and has been listed in critical condition over the days since the incident.


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      Renegade53
      • 11 Months Ago
      To the Schumacher family and friends: I have been a follower and admirer of Michael's throughout his F1 career. I know I cannot begin to know how much this hurts to see him this way, but I wish you to know that I truly share and sympathize and hope he makes a full recovery.
      Steve Ross
      • 11 Months Ago
      All should note that he was warring a helmet or he would dead now. More should be made about helmet safty in skiing.
      fjrizzu
      • 11 Months Ago
      News about any improvement in his condition is welcome. God's speed Schumi
      theharpyeagle
      • 11 Months Ago
      It had been a long held belief that the adult brain has no capacity to regenerate and recover after injuries that result in neuronal loss - it has been a strongly held mantra for over a century. But more recent studies have thrown increasing doubts into that dogma - the brain is more capable of neurogenesis then we believed. So, Mr. Schumacher, hang in there, get through this - there is still a lot of hope and potential for the future. We are all rooting and praying for you. PS Mr. Noah Joseph - that's "intracranial pressure", not "inter cranial pressure".
      • 11 Months Ago
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      fvannatta
      • 11 Months Ago
      My husband and I have watched F1 races for years and, without a doubt, Michael has always been our favorite. We are praying for him and his family. Michael, we love you!!!
      Jesus!
      • 11 Months Ago
      Good news to hear. Miracles happen everyday. Lets hope his recovery is one of them!
        ExigeS
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jesus!
        Amen. Keep the doctors at bay all we gotta do is pray.
      Tom Hutnak
      • 11 Months Ago
      My prayers are with you for a full recovery.
      arenadood
      • 11 Months Ago
      I do hope he comes out of this without any permanent brain damage. It would be sad to lose the person he was. Our thoughts are out to him, his family and friends.
      LW
      • 11 Months Ago
      The best thing the doctor could do for him is to submerse him in water an remove his skull.
      ELG
      • 11 Months Ago
      the vauge language the doctors are using is unfortunately very telling. its unlikely, even if he does make it through, that he will be the same person :(
      kmaninlala
      • 11 Months Ago
      Heal up, mate; this is no way to go. Hope you recover fully.
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