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Michael Schumacher still in coma one month after accident

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-01-28

The fate of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains uncertain one month after he suffered severe head injuries while skiing in the French Alps and was placed in an induced coma by doctors.

Surgeons at Grenoble University Hospital have said that scans revealed “widespread lesions” on both sides of Schumacher’s brain and have operated on him twice.

They decided to sedate the former driving star and cool his body temperature to around 35 degrees Celsius to ease the risk of further damage to the brain.

His condition was described as “stable” on January 17, but doctors have not offered new updates since then.

The induced coma ensures Schumacher’s brain is at rest and receives enough ventilation, but experts say it is quite rare for a coma to be induced as long as one month.

On Tuesday, Formula One champion Sebastien Vettel said he was keeping Schumacher in his thoughts.

“I pray and hope he will just come back and a miracle will happen and he will be the person he has always been before," Vettel, who calls Schumacher a personal friend, told reporters on the first day of pre-season testing in Jerez, Spain.

On December 29, Schumacher was skiing at the Meribel resort when it appears he came across a partially covered rock, lost his balance and fell on another rock further down. The impact smashed his helmet in two.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-01-28

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