Thursday, January 2, 2014

Schumacher’s 45th Birthday In Coma

The family of injured Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher has thanked fans for their "great support".

"We all know he is a fighter and will not give up," the family said in an online statement.

The most successful F1 racer in history is in a medically induced coma in hospital in Grenoble, after a skiing accident in the French Alps.

Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, remains in a stable but critical condition, his manager said earlier.

The German had been skiing off-piste when he fell and hit his head on Sunday. His helmet cracked on impact after hitting a rock.

Doctors confirmed on Tuesday that Schumacher had shown signs of improvement, but was still "not out of danger".

They ruled out giving a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months.

But it is medically possible for someone to spend several weeks in an induced coma and fully recover from it.

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