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Michael Schumacher in 135mph Bike Crash

Michael Schumacher on two wheels
Michael Schumacher on two wheels

Michael Schumacher on Wednesday checked out of a Spanish hospital basically unscathed following a 135mph motorcycle testing crash.

The former seven time formula one world champion was testing for the German Superbike team Holzhauer Racing at the Cartagena circuit when he fell from the 1000cc Honda Fireblade.

Reports said Schumacher, 40, was taken to the Virgen de Arrixaca hospital, amid suggestions in the Spanish press that the German had been knocked unconscious when his head hit the ground and sustained broken ribs and possibly neck and wrist injuries.

But he later insisted: "I was driving down the start-finish straight and then braking into the first corner I hit some bumps which made me fall.

"The checks in the hospital showed nothing and I am fine," Schumacher added.

It is believed the former Ferrari driver did sustain light concussion, but hospital tests showed no serious injuries and Schumacher returned home to Switzerland in the evening.

"It was not as bad as it sounds," team boss Jens Holzhauer told the Cologne newspaper Express.

"It was a harmless slip and a quite normal training fall."

Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm insisted that the German was not knocked out and that no bones were broken.

The fall, however, was not Schumacher's first since he embarked on his semi-professional motorcycle racing foray in the wake of his record-setting F1 career.

Italian motorbike racer Max Biaggi told the German newspaper Bild: "If he wants to break his neck at the age of 40 then he should keep going. Motorcycle racing is a dangerous hobby."

 

Source: GMM and thesun
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Published Feb 12th, 2009 4:41pm

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Comments (8)

Zpeed Zpeed
I think schumey is iron man....he has been in so many accidents and walked out uninjured...LOL
Feb 13th, 2009 2:15pm
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dmanero dmanero
Serraxtrem - I was being sarcastic, It's just a shame the bike was totaled and the cheat didn't get hurt.
Feb 13th, 2009 12:29am
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serraxtrem serraxtrem
OK. Y also think 4 is beter than 2 for him ... !!!!
Feb 13th, 2009 7:58pm
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norther norther
ssoo...he didnt died? awww:(
Feb 12th, 2009 11:54pm
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jagervw jagervw
I bet his wife was pissed...
Feb 12th, 2009 11:18pm
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dmanero dmanero
now thats a shame. :-(.
Feb 12th, 2009 10:11pm
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serraxtrem serraxtrem
whay it is a shame ??? everibody is felling down sometimes even Rossi Capirossi Hiden and others... It cannot be a shame for 7 times Champion of F1 on this ages !!!!
Feb 13th, 2009 12:17am
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Beetle Beetle
Then he should stick to 4 wheels instead of 2.
Feb 13th, 2009 1:00am
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