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Michael Schumacher suffers 'serious' head injury

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    On the slopes, too, not in a race car.

  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    F1 journalist James Allen is reporting serious but not life-threatening injuries.

    Scary stuff.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    He was conscious, and yet he has a "serious" head injury? How does that work?
  4. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  5. Uncle Frosty

    Uncle Frosty Member

    Much worse than first reported.

  6. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Natasha Richardson died from hitting her head on a beginner slope in remote Canada.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member


    There are reports in the French media calling it a cerebral hemorrhage, but no one else has been able to confirm that.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    This is messed up. I really liked Schumacher during his Benetton days, but didn't at all while he was at Ferrari. I truly hope he pulls through.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    This sounds pretty bad, and he was even wearing a helmet.
  10. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    To me, the sad part is Schumacher retired -- at least in part -- to spend more time with family. He was skiing with his 14-year-old son when this happened. I can't even imagine what his son must be going through right now, much less the rest of the family. Prayers for Schumacher.
  11. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member

    Often patients with bleeding within the skull, either an epidural/ subdural hematoma or an intracerebral hemorrhage or bleed within brain tissue, are initially awake. As the bleeding increases or the brain begins to swell, the level of consciousness can decrease.

    The hard part of medicine is predicting who will decompensate.
  12. DocTalk

    DocTalk Active Member



    Something I wrote awhile back for WebMD
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