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Small improvement for Michael Schumacher after 2nd surgery, doctors say

Professor Gerard Saillant, center, answers journalists questions during a press conference at the Grenoble hospital, in the French Alps, where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is being treated after sustaining a head injury during a ski accident in Meribel, France, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Doctors treating Michael Schumacher refused Monday to predict the outcome for the former Formula One driver, saying they were taking his very critical head injury "hour by hour” following his ski accident. Chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen told reporters that the seven-time champion is still in a medically induced coma. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
December 31, 2013 - 2:16 AM

GRENOBLE, France - Doctors treating Michael Schumacher say the Formula 1 champion is showing small signs of improvement in a brain scan after undergoing a second operation for brain injuries he suffered during a ski accident.

Schumacher was skiing with his son when he fell and struck a rock Sunday in the French Alps.

"We can't say he is out of danger but ... we have gained a bit of time," said Dr. Jean-Francois Payen, the doctor in charge of Grenoble University Hospital's intensive care unit. "The coming hours are crucial."

Payen said Schumacher underwent surgery overnight — his second since the fall on Sunday — and a brain scan Tuesday showed minor improvement. But doctors say the retired seven-time champion still has brain lesions.

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