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Schumacher's condition slightly improved, hospital doctors say

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 00:19

Dec. 31 - The condition of the seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has slightly improved, doctors at the hospital treating him say, as he continues to fight for his life after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps. Rough Cut. (No Reporter Narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN INITIAL EDIT AND A COMPLETE EDIT OF THE NEWS CONFERENCE WILL FOLLOW QUALITY AS INCOMING ROUGH CUT. (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The medical condition of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was slightly better on Tuesday (December 31) following a second operation during the night to treat head injuries sustained in a skiing accident, doctors said. Grenoble's Hospital Director, Jacqueline Hubert, said tests revealed the racing star's state of health is slightly better. "The operation took place overnight. A new scan was carried out this morning and the radiological signs are of a slight improvement," Hubert told a news conference at the CHU hospital in the eastern French city of Grenoble where Schumacher is being treated. The retired motor racing great, 44, slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste on Sunday (December 29) morning in the French Alpine resort where he has a vacation home.

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Schumacher's condition slightly improved, hospital doctors say

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 00:19