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#1 Michael Ferner

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 21:40

He may not be everybody's cuppa tea, especially around here, but spare a thought or two for Michael Schumacher tonight. He hit his head in a skiing accident this morning, and his condition has - apparently - worsened dramatically. Right now, he is undergoing surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage, it seems. As somebody said, this is like a lottery; he may come out of it perfectly all right, or he may even die. I can't help thinking of Mark Donohue all the time!



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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 21:52

Indeed - the standard setter of his time - unsure of the latest news regarding his condition but spare him a thought and, if that is your way, perhaps a prayer this evening.

 

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#3 Rudernst

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 21:59

oh my god !!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am shocked and hope he survives and makes a full recovery

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 22:26

He may not be everybody's cuppa tea, especially around here, but spare a thought or two for Michael Schumacher tonight. He hit his head in a skiing accident this morning, and his condition has - apparently - worsened dramatically. Right now, he is undergoing surgery for a cerebral hemorrhage, it seems. As somebody said, this is like a lottery; he may come out of it perfectly all right, or he may even die. I can't help thinking of Mark Donohue all the time!

 

Not your fault at all but on the side of the main forum page it looks misleading with your avatar (smiling face).



#5 B Squared

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 22:27

I can't help thinking of Mark Donohue....


My first reaction too. Let's hope for a different ending.

#6 arttidesco

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 22:30

Having received a few knocks on the head requiring medical attention during the course of my own life, I wish Micheal a full recovery.



#7 D-Type

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 22:48

All I can say is I hope he has a quick and full recovery.



#8 ensign14

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 23:11

I can't help thinking of Mark Donohue all the time!

And Philippe Favre. The lessons of Donohue's accident will have been learned, at least.

#9 doc knutsen

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:31

And Philippe Favre. The lessons of Donohue's accident will have been learned, at least.

Mark Donohue's accident was in 1975 - that is 38 years ago. Both diagnostic technology, and range of treatment for cerebral injury has improved a great deal in those years. Make no mistake, Michael's injuries are very serious indeed, and may yet prove fatal. But his chances of pulling through to-day would be a great deal better than what they were all those years ago.



#10 f1steveuk

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:43

My former F1 colleague has posted this, which I think brings home the seriousness of the situation.

 

http://formerf1doc.w...ference-take-1/



#11 JoBo

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 14:50

All I can say is I hope he has a quick and full recovery.

 

I wish him all the very best - but its unlikely that he will be the same person again he was prior to the accident. It would be a wonder if he fully recovers!

 

We will not see the greatest racing driver of all time for a very long period!  :cry:   

 

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#12 doc knutsen

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:56

I wish him all the very best - but its unlikely that he will be the same person again he was prior to the accident. It would be a wonder if he fully recovers!

 

We will not see the greatest racing driver of all time for a very long period!  :cry:   

 

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Remember Wendlinger's injuries at Monaco in 1994.



#13 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:18

And da Matta at ElkhartLake. Both I thought were doomed but both continue living a full life- hopefully Michael will too.

#14 Magoo

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:07

Wishing him a full recovery and comfort for his family. 



#15 eldougo

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 23:12

Schumacher 'could be in coma for life'
Mat Mackay, WWOS & AAP
07:00 AEST Thu Jan 16 2014
   
     
 This is something i did not want to hear.
 

Fears appear to be growing for Formula One great Michael Schumacher, with reports he could be in a coma for the rest of his life.

Two German media outlets are reporting that his condition remains so grave that doctors currently have no plans to wake him.

The 44-year-old has been in an artificially induced state of unconsciousness for 18 days, with medics hoping a reduced supply of oxygen to the brain will help it recover from injuries sustained during a ski accident on December 29.

But Schumacher is reportedly not progressing very well.

"There may have been complications", said neurosurgeon Andreas Zieger of the University Clinic for neurosurgery in Oldenburg to Focus magazine.

"We should not speculate here. Ultimately, we are talking about life and death. A coma can in theory be maintained for a lifetime. It won’t hurt the human brain."

Last week, investigators probing Schumacher's accident ruled out faulty skis, inadequate signage and excessive speed as possible causes of his life-threatening off-piste fall in the French Alps.

They said signs marking the edge of the piste Schumacher skied off just before the accident were in line with legal requirements, his rented skis were in perfect condition, and the Formula One legend had appeared in control of his speed.

Much has been said about a camera that Schumacher had strapped onto his helmet at the time of the accident, and investigators said they had been able to retrieve the footage and look at it.

The footage on the camera lasted only two minutes

A flight attendant had also claimed to have inadvertently caught Schumacher's fall on his smartphone while he filmed his girlfriend on the slopes, though investigators are still to see such vision and remain "doubtful" of the claim.

Schumacher appears to have skied on a partially covered rock, lost his balance and fallen on another rock further down. The impact was so strong it split his helmet in two.

The accident shocked Schumacher's legions of fans and devastated his wife Corinna and two teenage children.

Schumacher dominated Formula One before retiring in 2012, winning more titles than any other driver and enjoying 91 Grand Prix victories between 1994 and 2004.


Edited by eldougo, 15 January 2014 - 23:14.


#16 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 00:43

Well.  That was depressing. 



#17 PCC

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 00:59

 

"We should not speculate here."

I think that's the key sentence. This reads like an attempt to generate a "news" story when there is, in fact, no news.


Edited by PCC, 16 January 2014 - 01:06.