Michael Schumacher critical, outcome uncertain after fall: doctors

Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, arrived at the Grenoble hospital on Sunday, already in a coma, and immediately underwent brain surgery.

updated: December 31, 2013 09:58 IST
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Grenoble, France: Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries on Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.

Schumacher has been placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation.

"We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher," Dr. Jean-Francois Payen, the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive care unit, said at a news conference.

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