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Michael Schumacher "Gravely injured" in Meribel

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http://www.20min.ch/ro/sports/automoto/story/26699987

From my poor french, sounds like a head injury - skiing alone
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http://asia.eurosport.com/formula-1/schumacher-suffers-serious-head-injury-in-skiing-accident_sto4066742/story.shtml
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Gravely injured - like he's in a grave?
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Just seen this on the sports news just said suffered a serious head injury and more to follow.
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Just seen this on the sports news just said suffered a serious head injury and more to follow.


more to follow, like they are going to break his arms next ? Shocked
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From the BBC

' Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Meribel resort, told Radio Monte Carlo Sport: "He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious.

"It may be a head injury but it is not very serious."

He added: "He was wearing a helmet and banged [his head] against a rock." '


i.e. anyone of us would have sat down for a minute and got on with it - maybe had the rest of the day off Smile
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BBC website are quoting the Meribel resort director as saying it might be a head injury but not serious one, and that he's conscious but shocked.[/list]
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BBC quotes "he was shocked, a little shaken, but conscious. It may be a head injury but not very serious".
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I have removed this as it's more serious now than it was when I posted here


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There's nothing in that initial report about a "grave" injury. But anyone with a decent bash to the head needs observation for a few hours, if only by a switched-on relative. A friend of mine had a minor bike crash, hit head on pavement, slight graze (no helmet). Fortunately a witness insisted on calling an ambulance. she was initially perfectly lucid at A & E but then deteriorated and was transferred by helicopter to a specialist surgical unit in Southampton (internal bleeding) and spent a few days in intensive care and needing some weeks of rehabilitation.
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Original report did refer to someting like "Gravement", but has now been updated
Good its not too serious, and at least he had a helmet on


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Yes Natasha Richardson's injury was not thought to be much at first.

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pam w, known in the A&E trade as a "smile and die" head injury.

Any head injury severe enough to have caused any loss of conciousness should be assumed to be serious until time has proven otherwise.
Ny deterioration after an initial "I think I am OK now" should be treated as very serious.

martinm, if it happens to you please don't be in a hurry to get on with it, as a result of head injuries I have one dead friend and one permenantly brain injured friend....I know what I am talking about sadly.
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a "smile and die" head injury

rungsp, had never heard that expression. Skullie My brother in law had a fall here and was woozy afterwards. Was wearing a helmet. I took him to the medical centre when he was still not right after an hour or so. the guy examined him carefully, said he thought he was OK, but that he couldn't do anything else anyway and gave me a list of symptoms to watch out for in the next hours. I was told that if concerned I should ring for an ambulance and have him taken straight to the main hospital in Albertville - and NOT to attempt to drive him down there myself. It was quite a scary time as he was vomiting for a bit. Without the helmet I guess he'd have been a great deal worse. And I suspect that my bike-crash friend would have been unscathed if she'd been wearing a helmet. She was a Turkish girl, lodging with us. We were away from home. If she'd had her way she'd have gone home to bed and we'd have found her dead when we returned. She owed her life to a passer-by who knew what to do and to alert triage staff in A & E in Portsmouth.
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I have removed this as it's more serious now than it was when I posted here


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rungsp wrote:

Any head injury severe enough to have caused any loss of conciousness should be assumed to be serious until time has proven otherwise.


Agreed - but I can't see anything about losing conciousness in the report.
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Maybe more serious according to the french






http://www.bild.de/sport/motorsport/michael-schumacher/schweres-schaedel-hirn-trauma-ski-sturz-34014066.bild.html
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The reports I have heard here in Austria are that it is a severe concussion but because of his previous head injuries they are being super cautious about this one. Nobody is talking about a life-threatening injury in the mainstream media I've watched. Bild always sensationalises everything in order to sell copy, so yet another typical "red top" headline so far. I hope he is OK in the long run.
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thecramps, - get a life, not at all funny - poor form rolling eyes
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ORF are saying that there have been complications; bleeding in the brain. Doesn't sound too good.
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This report - http://rmcsport.bfmtv.com/info/557795/schumacher-victime-d-un-accident-ski/ - says brain hemorrhage too.
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Good job he was evacuated by helicopter - nobody will be able to say that he didn't get the best treatment, or that people didn't take the accident seriously.
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Hospital apparently saying he is now in a "critical condition."
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Not sounding great with reports of him being in a critical condition now.
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Hospital now saying he was in a coma on arrival.

Edit: though presumably this could have been a relatively standard induced coma.


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BBC web :'Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, "in critical condition" after ski accident, hospital says'
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Head injuries can take a turn for the worse in no time at all things can seem to be getting better then rapid deterioration can set in with no warning due to the not knowing what is happening inside the skull.I just hope he makes a full recovery and that there is no more bad taste and pathetic jokes on here.
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Oh, oh; maybe not so good Sad . Fingers crossed he's ok.
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I never liked his public persona but admire him immensely as a special talent and incredible sportsman. The lad obviously loves his skiing and I sincerely hope he makes a full recovery. Crying or Very sad
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Schumi was always a hard nut on the track but a really nice guy when not behind the wheel (like many). I hope he's going to be ok, he's so young.
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lets hope he makes a full recovery
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I'm sure the full story will come out over the next few days.
I'll say a little prayer for him.
You don't have to like him to wish him well.
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I don't follow the racing, but I was sorry to hear about this, sounds bad. I hope his fighting spirit from his racing background is on his side and I wish him well. DrLawn, Very Happy
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Sad I just hope it all turns out ok for him. It's horrible how quickly a head injury can turn serious.
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Sad Not good at all. He may have had an "interesting" attitude on the race track but his work with F1 was amazing. I always supported him because he has such an incredible talent - not just the driving, but the technical knowledge too. An incredibly intelligent and hardworking man with an unparalleled drive (pardon the pun!). And he did so much work for safety in F1 and road safety in general - who knows how many lives he has saved indirectly? Really hope he will pull through as despite his infamy over his racing decisions (and hey, he brought entertainment to F1, nobody can deny that!) his legacy and talent stretch far beyond the races. And yes, from what I saw of him in the media when not behind the wheel, he struck me as a really nice guy as well. I really hope it is not his time, he has so much more to give to the world Sad So sad.
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As someone who was into F1 well before skiing i never liked Schuey but appreciate his achievements. Similar to some of the other very best drivers, would go for the win at any cost.
This has scared me into going for a helmet this season. If someone this athletic and skilled wearing a helmet can suffer like this why should i feel so invincible.
Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.
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ianbradders, Unfortunately, when venturing off piste you never know when a rock my be just beneath the surface or ahead of a fall. I think that a helmet is a sensible choice when skiing on such ground, but it still won't give total protection, just a better chance. i always wear one and have had a couple of knocks where I have been grateful for it.
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Hope he survives - but the news media are already reporting in the style of an obit - all they'll need to do if he dies is change 'is' to 'was'. I hate all this speculative 'news' when they really have nothing new to add.
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I mentioned to my son about Schumacher's accident and he replied that he "knew his chef" when he worked in Meribel a few years ago, so it seems that Schumacher has a place there. He's probably an expert skier - really a freak accident. Sad
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