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Buell Mule
29 Dec 13 22:31
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Champion and a fighter, if anyone can pull thru he can.
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Report TexassportsagentBuzz December 30, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
Heartbreaking, the good die young they say. I hope theyre wrong.
Report Virgin December 30, 2013 9:11 AM GMT
Best Wishes Love
Report Virgin December 30, 2013 7:50 PM GMT
Thread on the horse racing page has gone mental Crazy

Initial news report I saw last night said it wasn't life threatening ....but now seems as though he has deteriorated ......

Best Wishes for a full recovery Love .....
Report trilby22 December 31, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
Thinking and praying for your family & you, Michael.

C'mon, you can do it!
Report GREEDISGOOD January 1, 2014 8:20 PM GMT
TBH He's better off dead and remembered as a good f1 driver.  Hate to say this, but should he survive this he'll be a walking vegetable.
Report Virgin January 1, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
Jeeezz Crazy
Report bb66 January 2, 2014 9:03 AM GMT
not necessarily, think about Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht, he even raced again though the comeback was not successful
Report bb66 January 2, 2014 9:04 AM GMT
but even if he regains health, it seems he lives such a risky life he won't get old
Report Help2 January 2, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
i wish him the best, and i think he will come back strongerLove
Report Virgin January 3, 2014 9:01 AM GMT
45th Birthday today - Best Wishes for a full recovery Love
Report Virgin January 8, 2014 11:36 AM GMT

Kim Willsher in Paris, Wednesday 8 January 2014 10.44 GMT

Michael Schumacher fans display a banner outside Grenoble hospital
A banner displayed by Michael Schumacher fans wishing him well outside the hospital where he is being treated in Grenoble. Photograph: Xavier Vila/Sipa/Rex
The French public prosecutor heading the inquiry into Michael Schumacher's skiing accident said it had been examining footage from his helmet camera, and police had interviewed many witnesses and spoken to experts.

"We have examined the film in the camera fixed to the helmet of Mr Schumacher. We have yet to transcribe the film image by image to establish the place of the fall, the distance from the piste and the speed," Patrick Quincy said. He said the footage was only two minutes long and gave a "very limited scope of vision".

Two investigation teams were working on the case, he added, and it was "too early" to attribute any responsibilty for the accident.

Commander Stéphane Bozon said Schumacher's skis were almost new and not the cause of the accident.

Schumacher was skiing between a red piste, Les Chamois, and a blue piste, La Biche, heading back towards the resort of Méribel when he fell, at a 2,700-metre (8,850ft) altitude.

He had left his chalet with his 14-year-old son, Mick, at 10am that Sunday wearing a back protector, rented skis and a helmet, on which he had fixed a camera.

After about 45 minutes' skiing, the father and son, who were descending the red piste, joined a group of friends that included a close friend of Schumacher's son.

At 11.07am, in the corridor off piste between the two slopes, Schumacher's ski hit a rock hidden under 20cm (8in) of snow that had fallen the previous night. He pitched forward, lost his skis and fell, hitting his head on a rock, also hidden under the recent snow, according to reports in the local press. The helmet smashed and Schumacher suffered a serious injury to the right side of the skull.

Investigators said the chain of events was confirmed by the camera on the former Formula One driver's helmet.

Emergency services said he was conscious, able to move his arms and legs but unable to speak. He fell unconscious in the helicopter taking him to hospital.

Schumacher remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Grenoble.
Report Virgin January 11, 2014 9:36 AM GMT

Michael Schumacher not skiing at excessive speed – French investigators

French officials give first full account of accident at Méribel resort in Alps last month
Kim Willsher in Paris, Wednesday 8 January 2014 14.46 GMT

Michael Schumacher was trying to slow down before skiing accident, say investigators

French investigators say Michael Schumacher was not skiing at excessive speed when he fell and smashed his head on a rock, leaving him critically ill in hospital.

In their first full account of the accident at the resort of Méribel in the French Alps, officials said they could not determine the exact speed the former Formula One star was going, but it appeared "normal for the terrain".

Patrick Quincy, the lead prosecutor in the inquiry, said Schumacher was a "very good skier" who knew the Méribel resort well.

"At one point his ski touched a rock, he lost his balance and fell forward. His head hit a rock three metres downslope," Quincy said.

Investigators said the rocks Schumacher hit, just eight metres from the nearest slope, appeared to be hidden by a light covering of recent snowfall.

Quincy said two teams of police and gendarmes were working on the inquiry and had spoken to many witnesses and experts. He added that speed "did not appear to be an important factor" in the accident on 29 December.

"We have examined the film in the camera fixed to Mr Schumacher's helmet and are transcribing it image by image to establish the place of the fall, the distance from the piste and the speed," he told a press conference in the Alpine town of Albertville.

Schumacher, 45, was skiing between a red piste, Les Chamois, and a blue piste, La Biche, at an altitude of 2,700 metres when he entered a small off-piste area between the two slopes heading back to Méribel.

He had left his chalet in the chic Alpine resort that morning with his 14-year-old son Mick and was wearing a back protector and using rented skis and a helmet on which he had fixed a camera.

After about four minutes, the pair were descending the red slope when Schumacher skied into the off-piste area.

Investigators suggested he was attempting to slow down but that it was not easy to make turns in the area. After falling and hitting his head, smashing his helmet, they said the German racing star was "inanimate".

Quincy said the film in the helmet camera – a GoPro model – was only two minutes long, gave a "very limited scope of vision", and was being re-analysed to establish "the circumstances and the cause" of the accident.

"The film doesn't appear to represent the whole descent. We don't see images of the accident in the field of vision. All you can hear is the gliding of skis on fresh snow. It is difficult to draw any conclusions from this," Quincy added.

Commander Stéphane Bozon said Schumacher was "a good skier and went off to the left of the marked piste. We cannot give an exact figure for the speed he was going, but this area is not one that allows you to turn very much to reduce speed," Bozon said.

Both prosecutors and police insisted the markings on the piste conformed to safety norms.

"But he was skiing outside of the marked zone … this carries a risk in itself on a mountain.

"The markings on the slope conform to the regulations. Unfortunately, it's a season where going off-piste is risky, where the rocks are hidden just below the snow."

The skis were almost new and not the cause of the accident, Bozon added.

Asked directly if Schumacher was at fault, Quincy refused to answer and said it was "too early" to attribute any responsibility for the accident.

Asked why he thought the racing driver had left the slope, he answered: "We don't know. If there are witnesses who do know, we have not heard from them. Mr Michael Schumacher is a good skier who knew Méribel well and who skied there often.

"Speed is not a particularly important element of the inquiry for us nor for the decisions we will make at the conclusion of the inquiry."

Colonel Benoït Vinnermann, of the local gendarme investigation team, said Schumacher was "going at a normal speed for this type of terrain".

Schumacher remains in a medically induced coma in hospital at Grenoble, where his condition is described as critical, but stable.
Report GREEDISGOOD January 23, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
b66, my suspicions are now justified by a leading neurosurgeon .  unfortunately, they should pull the plug as Shumi would be a walking veggie.
Report mesmerised February 19, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
Apparently his head cam acted as a hammer to his skull when he landed, no helmet should have a camera when travelling at speed it defeats the object, usually it take 4-6 weeks to be brought out of an induced coma, not good news he's at the back end of that but even after all these years of medical research, the brain is still the most mysterious and hardest to understand organ in the body, not surprising it's complicated to even look at, but for all we know he may well make a full recovery, good luck to him.
Report Virgin March 3, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
Still thinking about you and your family Michael

Love Best Wishes for some progress ...
Report jermaine defonebox March 4, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
Men's.... You gotta have a go pro tho .
But what you are saying is correct.
I'm surprised with the 5 m  extras that come with them they don't have some kinda quick release  .I mean they sell  a crash case to protect the camera but not the head.  .
Anyway hope no news means some hope for schu. 
Always a hero to me.
Report fkqmz March 10, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
sorry to say that today it has emerged that his doctor has told the family he now needs a miracle and they should prepare for the worst. Patients are normally kept in a coma for 2-3 weeks, not 2 months and apparently there's very little sign of any recovery since they started the waking up process. Corinna doesn't want a circus though so there's not going to be an announcement until it's all over which might be about another week or two. very sad and i'm sorry for the superfans who will be hit hard by this.
Report Virgin March 10, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
That is a gloomy forecast by the doctors Sad

Best Wishes to all concerned ...
Report Virgin March 13, 2014 11:22 AM GMT
A glimmer of light in a very long tunnel .... signs of improvement
Report Virgin April 5, 2014 8:35 AM BST

The seven-times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is “showing moments of awakening” after three months in a coma in a hospital in Grenoble, his manager revealed today.

"Michael is making progress," Sabine Kehm said in a formal statement. "He shows moments of consciousness and awakening."

Previous updates on Schumacher's condition had spoken of the motor racing legend showing signs of responding to stimulus. Today’s statement implies that he has progressed beyond that stage but medical precedents suggest that, after three months in a coma, his chances of complete recovery are slight.

Best Wishes Love
Report Virgin April 29, 2014 11:16 AM BST

Hopeful this is the start of some good news

Best Wishes Love
Report Virgin April 29, 2014 11:17 AM BST
Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion, Michael Schumacher is out of his coma and recognised his wife according to several media sources.

The 45 year-old suffered a severe brain haemorrhage after a skiing accident in the French Alps of Meribel and was placed into an artificial coma in December last year to reduce swelling on his brain and pressure on his skull.

He was initially listed as in a 'critical' condition, but after several operations by Doctors in the Grenoble hospital his condition improved to 'critical but stable'. Since then, the German has shown steady signs of improvement such as being able to breathe unassisted and has also briefly shown signs of consciousness.

Despite a lack of media attention at his wife's request, news on Michael has been regular and informative with the latest reports suggesting that the former Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes driver has claimed his biggest victory to date.

According to one source, Schumacher had awoken from his coma and is talking to his wife, Corinna.

We are currently awaiting official confirmation from his family.
Report ocukstinky June 16, 2014 11:41 AM BST
He has left hospital and is out of a coma! What wonderful news :D
Report Virgin June 16, 2014 2:08 PM BST
Took me by surprise that good news the other day that the doctors were moving him but it didn't sound positive

This looks more positive ...

Best Wishes Love
Report terry mccann June 16, 2014 2:17 PM BST
i sure hope so,but i hate to say and please GOD im wrong,he might of been sent home to die at home,i cant see how he could make such a quick recovery,so dont have a go as i hope im very wrong
Report Virgin July 26, 2014 11:31 AM BST

Sad Best Wishes
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