Schumi gets ‘slight improvement’

Doctors treating Michael Schumacher have reported a ‘slight improvement’ in his condition after a second operation was carried out to relieve the swelling on his brain.

The 44-year-old remains in a medically induced coma having undergone brain surgery on Sunday after hitting his head on a rock whilst skiing in the French Alps.

A second procedure lasting two hours was carried out on Monday evening at approximately 10pm local time.

However, the Grenoble Hospital medical team have stressed that the former F1 World Champion remains in a ‘critical’ condition and is not yet out of danger.

“Very late in the evening (Monday) another brain scan was carried out and we could see a slight improvement and that allowed us to tell the family that we would be able to have another surgical intervention to reduce the hematoma and that surgical intervention took place overnight,” Grenoble Hospital Director General Jacqueline Hubert said.

“A new scan was carried out this morning and it shows slight improvements, slight radiological improvements.”

The doctors were keen to stress that they had seen no signs of Schumacher’s condition deteriorating.

“At the end of yesterday afternoon we had an improvement of intracranial click here for more