Michael Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since hitting his head while skiing on December 29, and his condition is not improving. Reports from Mirror in the UK have doctors saying that each day in the coma puts Schumacher in danger of never emerging from it. However, they have no intention of bringing Schumacher out of the coma because they fear he could have a brain hemorrhage. The medically induced coma is meant to decrease his brain's need for oxygen so that it is under less stress for recovery.

Neurosurgeons at a medical conference in Hannover, Germany, made Schumacher's condition a topic of discussion during their meeting. They said that medically induced comas beyond eight days are dangerous because there is the possibility of permanent brain damage. If Schumacher comes out of the coma, he could suffer memory loss or be in a permanent vegetative state for the rest of his life.

Schumacher has been in the coma since entering the hospital in Grenoble, France.
Currently, Schumacher is listed in "stable, but critical" by the hospital. His wife, Corinna, his two children and close family are with him at the hospital. A phalanx of fans of the seven-time Formula One World Champion have been waiting outside the French hospital and wishing for any sign of improvement.


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      Michael Davis
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow, what horrible news. I certainly hope it's totally wrong and Schumacher makes it through this nightmare with as little injury as possible. To think, after the career he has had driving the fastest cars on the planet and made it through pretty much intact and to have something like this happen because of a skiing accident is just horrible.
      Gator
      • 11 Months Ago
      Pull him out of his medically induced coma and let him try to fight. Better than keeping him on life support for months as a vegetable .
      dohc73
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope they're wrong.
      nickcigich
      • 11 Months Ago
      Absolutely terrible, I've been following this since the accident and feel nothing but sorrow for Schumi and his family. None of us know how we'd react in a situation such as this involving a loved one, but I would hope for the family's sake they insist Schumi is woken from his come as soon as possible to assess the damage. As these surgeons have said, each day he remains in a coma make the possibility of a recovery even more remote. I can't imagine Schumi would want to live like this, an honest assessment of his condition needs to be made very soon. They cannot keep him like this. He deserves better. I have nothing but prayers for Michael and his family at this time, may God bless them no matter what the final outcome may be.
      Jagdesh
      • 11 Months Ago
      In Jesus name, may he live. with full recovery.
      radar1
      • 11 Months Ago
      I had a friend during an ice storm push a downed tree off a very alive tree, when it unsprung it blew him off his tractor he was flown to a hospital put in a coma was out for 30 days and he is here today 10 years later, his problem titanium plate in his skull and he will tell you something and repeat it the next day, very annoying but hey hes here, ask him something he did in the 70's remembers it like it was yesterday....keep faith
      SCM
      • 11 Months Ago
      After living in Germany and becoming a true fan of this man, I am deeply saddened by his situation, but I refuse to give up for he and his family. I can't know for sure, but there is something about him and what we hear of his life and his accomplishments that make me believe he is one of the good people in this world. I will continue to extend my heartfelt wishes for a recovery of any nature for Herr Schumacher. The world is better for his being in it.
        jons_post@yahoo.com
        • 11 Months Ago
        @SCM
        The biggest giver to charities and getting tossed out of tax free Monaco because he preferred living in high tax Switzerland, is a big clue to his fantastic personality. That, plus never complaining or crying during his racing life.
      Agent55
      • 11 Months Ago
      Not the news we were hoping to hear. Fingers crossed he can somehow overcome this injury.
      Louis Clemente
      • 11 Months Ago
      I am praying for Michael & the Schumacher family. They need to keep the faith & not give up! My brother Steven was in a horrific car accident in 1992 & he was in a coma for 3 months. The doctors, we nicknamed Dr. Doom & Dr. Death, because they told us to give up, pull the plug and that if Steven ever awoke he would be in a vegetative state forever. I spent many long hours praying and asking St. Jude to intervene. He had awoken about 3 months after his crash and is leading a fairly normal life. He does have some trouble walking without the use of a cane & some other disabilities but he is alive & well. He even has been able to learn how to drive again. I will never forget seeing you win the last US Grand Prix held at the brickyard in Indianapolis, Indiana Sept. 24, 2000! I even had the good fortune to pat you on the back and congratulate you in the pits after the race. I doubt you would remember me but I do pray for your recovery! I hope the Schumacher family keeps the faith and asks for God's intercession. God bless Michael. I hope & pray you pull through Champ! Louis Clemente, USA
      Bakugekiki
      • 11 Months Ago
      Partly because I don't want to, but mainly because this was reported by The Mirror, I am finding this hard to believe. The Mirror is a tabloid and will always concentrate on the negative and most shocking news, that's just the tabloid way. I'm hoping they're just latching onto the most shocking headline just to sell papers, not necessarily because it's the most likely outcome.
      Car Guy
      • 11 Months Ago
      Terrible situation. Praying for him and the family!
      Levon Avetisian
      • 11 Months Ago
      Oh,whoa this is sad news...I remember back when I used to live in Germany and watch his F1 races...Everyone was talking about him..He's a living Legend,if u ask me.. Godamn this is so sad.
        lglen59
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Levon Avetisian
        You really did not need to use vulgar language to tell us you think this is sad.
          Will
          • 10 Months Ago
          @lglen59
          Quit being so selfish. Sure, he could have said it without the profanity, but he didn't. This is an article about one of the greatest athletes to ever walk the earth being in a life or death situation and you can't get over the entitlement problem of someone offending you with something they say? This page is about Michael, and the rest of the world is about everyone else. Get over yourself.
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