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he is that cheating German driver isnt he? Motoring forum I would have thought

 

 

there's already a thread in the general sports I believe. Still when did that matter to people who think whatever they might have to say about anything totally un football related might interest everybody. Bloke has sking accident, happens all of the time, people die in the Alps every day but they're not former F1 drivers are they.

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I hope he gets better but if you choose to slide really fast down an icy mountain on two thin bits of wood you should expect to get injured at some point.

 

 

especially when trying to do it on bits with no snow. Schumacher hit a stone where there was very little snow and went ass over tit. He was skiing between domaines to avoid the riff raff in the ressorts I suppose.

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This isn't the first Hill he has crashed into. Sorry. Seriously though, hope he gets well soon.

 

especially when trying to do it on bits with no snow. Schumacher hit a stone where there was very little snow and went ass over tit. He was skiing between domaines to avoid the riff raff in the ressorts I suppose.

 

More likely because skiing off piste is far more challenging and pushes a human being to the edge of their abilities. It's part of the mind-set that made Schumacher a 7 time world Champion. Similarities with the crash that killed Ayrton Senna in a way. He was a true great but being right on the limit of what is humanly possible ultimately proved his downfall.

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Horse riding is wicked for causing serious trauma - seen some really awful head injuries and fractures from it. Mind you seen a few doozies from motorbikes as well.

 

Probably shouldn't try skiiing on a horse

 

Trampolining is probably right up there in terms of serious injuries too.

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Grey crab . Yes he will pull thru

However other news . Over 30 people lost their lives due to 2 suicide bombers

 

I raise this point because Schumacher was out enjoying themselves yet the victims of the suicide bombs were going about their everyday jobs but did have a chance . More impotantly the victims of the suicide bombs are not uk media newsworthy '

 

I'm not out to offend Schumacher fans just putting life inti perspective

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Grey crab . Yes he will pull thru

However other news . Over 30 people lost their lives due to 2 suicide bombers

 

I raise this point because Schumacher was out enjoying themselves yet the victims of the suicide bombs were going about their everyday jobs but did have a chance . More impotantly the victims of the suicide bombs are not uk media newsworthy '

 

I'm not out to offend Schumacher fans just putting life inti perspective

 

 

there were 5 ski related deaths in the Alps this last week-end, not one of them has been seen as important as Schumacher.

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Two skiers killed in Italy on Saturday in one of my old haunts. Knowing the run they were on (Couis 1) and the level of avalanche danger at the time I don't think I'd have been there. Wait for the snow pack to settle, for Christ sake.

 

You lived in Italy?

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A close friend of mine suffered a serious head trauma in a motorway pile-up a few years ago, and so far the reports coming from Grenoble are eerily similar. He was apparently conscious when he was taken into the hospital but following emergency surgery he was kept in an induced coma for over two weeks because they wanted to allow the swelling to go down before they revived him. I expect it will be a while yet before any news of Schumi's condition is released.

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I love the press speculation . Full of so called neurosurgical experts . The treatment he is receiving is the same as for all brain trauma injuries . Put into induced coma , state of hypothermia . Evacuate any bleeding to relieve inter cranial pressure .

 

The medical team must get pretty ****ed off re the question being fired at them at these press conferences . I would have been ****ed of if I was that medical team being asked if he was going to be evacuated back to Germany . He probably will in due course but not until such time as his condition is completely stabilised . And secondly the BBC headlines . Schumacher improving . It's not what the med team actually said and one if the mec deliberately clarified the state of play . So far so good but things can deteriorate just as quick . But they seem to have stopped any further bleeding and subsequequent inter cranial pressure. The med team were being cautious and guarded during the press conference

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A close friend of mine suffered a serious head trauma in a motorway pile-up a few years ago, and so far the reports coming from Grenoble are eerily similar. He was apparently conscious when he was taken into the hospital but following emergency surgery he was kept in an induced coma for over two weeks because they wanted to allow the swelling to go down before they revived him. I expect it will be a while yet before any news of Schumi's condition is released.

 

I too had a family member who suffered a major head injury (in a car crash) a few years. She survived and came out of her coma somehow, even after we were told by the staff at the specialist Addenbrooks Hospital brain trauma unit that she probably wouldn't.

 

Her recovery took a hell of a long time though, and I'd be lying if I said she was the same person as she was before the accident.

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I love the press speculation . Full of so called neurosurgical experts . The treatment he is receiving is the same as for all brain trauma injuries . Put into induced coma , state of hypothermia . Evacuate any bleeding to relieve inter cranial pressure .

 

The medical team must get pretty ****ed off re the question being fired at them at these press conferences . I would have been ****ed of if I was that medical team being asked if he was going to be evacuated back to Germany . He probably will in due course but not until such time as his condition is completely stabilised . And secondly the BBC headlines . Schumacher improving . It's not what the med team actually said and one if the mec deliberately clarified the state of play . So far so good but things can deteriorate just as quick . But they seem to have stopped any further bleeding and subsequequent inter cranial pressure. The med team were being cautious and guarded during the press conference

 

 

Indeed this is the problem with brain injuries , all they can comment on at the moment is the state of the bleeding the intracranial pressure etc. what no one can predict at the moment is what level of function will be lost if any by the initial trauma the blood clots the surgery the hypoxia the raised ICP etc etc. As I said above survival is actually the easiest part of this battle it's function that is the tricky bit. In that regard seaborn was an exceptionally lucky lad

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For anyone interested,

 

kevin peace a former pro snowboarder had an accident practicing for the Olympics, causing serve brain damage/trauma and ended up in a coma for a long time. He eventually made an almost complete recovery. Serious worth watching the film if you're interested, the film is called The Crash Reel

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crash_Reel

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