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No change in Schumacher condition

Michael Schumacher's manager says there has been no change in his condition and he remained stable during a third night in Grenoble Hospital.

Schumacher remains in intensive care at the University Hospital of Grenoble after he hit his head on a rock and was airlifted off Meribel's slopes on Sunday.

"Michael's condition has been carefully supervised overnight and his condition remained stable overnight and also this morning. The good news is that we do not have the feeling to hold a press conference because there is no significant changes," Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager and spokesperson, briefed reporters.

"That is, for the moment, good news, but it is just for the moment. Michael's injury is heavy, it is very early and we are still in a critical situation."

The 44-year-old has undergone two operations to release some of the pressure on his brain and removed a dangerous haematoma.

The surgeons admitted to being "surprised" at the improvement in Schumacher's condition, with a scan on Monday afternoon giving them the go-ahead to perform a procedure they had not expected to be able to safely execute.

However, doctors have admitted they could not yet say that the German was out of danger and that the coming hours and days were still crucial.

Doctors also confirmed that Schumacher remains in a medically-induced coma and that there is no way to predict his future condition.

It was also confirmed that Schumacher will remain in Grenoble for the foreseeable future while he continues to be treated.

"He still remains in a coma and for the moment there is absolutely no question of evaluating him form a neurological point of view and seeing how he will be when he wakes up," warned the medical team on Tuesday.

"At the moment we still have some other problems, some other treatments that have to remain.

"The situation is still critical but the situation is not exactly the same as it was on Monday."