New Delhi: The French hospital that is treating Michael Schumacher carried out a second operation on the former Formula One world champion during the night and the doctors say that there are "some signs" that his condition is "more under control".
The second operation was performed to remove a blood clot in the brain but the seven-time world champion is still critical and his condition is fragile, the medical team said
"The situation is more under control than yesterday but we cannot say that he is out of danger," Jean-Francois Payen, head anaesthetician told a news conference at the CHU hospital in the eastern French city of Grenoble where Schumacher is being treated.
Schumacher spent his second night in hospital as doctors treating the former Formula One driver battle "hour by hour" to save his life after injuries sustained in an crash in the resort of Meribel on Sunday.
A news conference will be held at 11:00 am (1000 GMT) at the hospital in the southeastern city of Grenoble where he underwent surgery, his family and medical officials said.
Medics have warned it is touch-and-go for the German, the greatest champion in the history of Formula One, as they wait for the full extent of his injuries to become clear after he fell and slammed his head on a rock while skiing off-piste on Sunday.
Schumacher's wife Corinne and children Gina Maria and Mick were by his side and a small crowd held a night vigil outside the hospital.