May 23, 2017

Schumacher 'critical' after ski accident

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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has sustained an injury after hitting his head on a rock in the French Alps.
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Former Formula One racing world champion Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps, officials have said.

Authorities said that the seven-time world champion had been flown to hospital after he fell and hit his head on a rock at about 11.00 on Sunday.

The 44-year-old German was “suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation,” the hospital in the southeast French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

“He remains in a critical condition.” It is not clear whether he is still in a coma.

The French Mountain Gendarmerie said that Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell at the Meribel resort.

 

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injury (n) physical damage or hurt
to undergo (v) to pass through; experience
surgery (n) medical treatment in which a doctor cuts open someone’s body
flown, the past participle of fly (v)  to take people or goods somewhere by plane
trauma (n) a serious injury
neurosurgeon (n) someone who does surgery on the nervous system
neurosurgical (adj) surgery on any part of the nervous system
helmet (n) a head covering of hard material, such as leather, metal, or plastic, worn by football players, firefighters, construction workers

 

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