Doctors: Sharon's failure to wake up could bode poorly for recovery

Ariel Sharon's failure to wake up from a coma nine days after suffering a massive stroke does not bode well for his recovery, some doctors said Friday, though others insisted it's still too early to tell.

With extensive brain damage looking likely, however, Israelis have begun to look ahead to life without &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/366/16710_Sharon.html' target=_blank>Sharon.

Sharon, 77, remained in "critical but stable" condition on Friday, showing no change from the previous day, said Hadassah Hospital spokesman Ron Krumer.