Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Michael Schumacher operated on for a second time and shows signs of 'slight improvement'

Doctors at Grenoble Hospital have given an update on the German F1 legend's condition following his second night in intensive care

Slight improvement: Doctors have confirmed Schumacher has undergone a second procedure

Michael Schumacher has shown a "slight improvement" following a second surgical procedure as his continues his fight for life following his skiiing accident.

Doctors at Grenoble Hospital, where the Formula 1 legend is being treated gave an update on the 44-year-old's condition on Tuesday morning.

The medical team revealed that Schumacher underwent a "surgical intervention" during the night, which took two hours.

"It was a difficult decision to make [to operate], but we decided to eliminate a hematoma," said Schumacher's surgeon, Professor Payen.

"The level of inter-cranial pressure have improved. The scan does show there are other legions.

"The situation is better controlled than it was yesterday. We are unable to say he's out of danger, however we have gained a bit of time with regard to developments," the surgeon added.

"But once again the coming hours are still critical hours when it comes to strategy."

The medical team added that Schumacher's condition is improving.

"We have a few signs to feel that the situation is better controlled than it was yesterday," said the director general of the hospital.

"A new scan was carried out this morning and it shows slight improvement."

"We were able to carry out a scan without any unnecessary risk - and it showed a few signs that he is relatively stable," said another doctor.

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