Motor-racing legend Schumacher in 'critical' condition - agent
Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 00:52
Dec. 29 - Seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher in 'critical' condition, Sky Sports News reports, following skiing accident. Gavino Garay reports.
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Internationally-renowned Formula One record-holder Michael Schumacher is in 'critical' condition in a French hospital, his agent says.
He had been on a private ski trip in the French Alps when he hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste, according to a ski resort official.
The director of Grenoble Hospital Jean-Marc Grenier provides more information.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) DIRECTOR OF GRENOBLE HOSPITAL, JEAN-MARC GRENIER, SAYING:
"I can confirm that Mr Schumacher is in our hospital since 1330. He is currently being examined and his press attache will publish a statement very soon."
Formula One driver Olivier Panis stopped by the hospital.
(SOUNDBITE) (French) FORMER FORMULA ONE DRIVER, OLIVIER PANIS, SAYING:
"Am I worried? As long as we don't know what he has.... I mean, I'm like you, I heard the news and as I am from the region I came to see him but as we can't see him... We'll see tomorrow."
Schumacher has been placed under the care of a brain and spine injury expert.
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