Schumacher On The Mend

Formula One legend and seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, is said to be making fine progress after he awoke from the coma he ...

Formula One legend and seven-time world champion, Michael Schumacher, is said to be making fine progress after he awoke from the coma he was in and shortly afterwards, he was allowed to leave the hospital in Grenoble, France. He had been receiving treatment after he suffered severe head trauma when he split his head open on rocks whilst skiing off-piste at the French ski resort of Meribel, just after Christmas of last year.

Very little information has been released by the hospital over the months and since the forty-five-year-old German driver was placed in what is called a medically-induced coma, a procedure that doctors use to rest the brain and decrease swelling after they had operated on the brain to remove blood clots.

Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s Business Manager, said that Michael had left the hospital in Grenoble to continue his long phase of rehabilitation at home. There was no information on when he was released or further details on his condition, but they did ask for understanding and the need for privacy for him and his family during the next phase of his recuperation that will take place ‘out of the public-eye’.

Very little information has been released regarding the condition of Schumacher’s condition since the accident and yesterday’s announcement was the first since Kehm told reporters that Schumacher ‘had shown moments of consciousness and awakening’ back in April of this year.

The lack of regular statements raised questions as to whether Schumacher would ever make a complete recovery. Those doubts are sure to remain with no other and more detailed information provided with regards to his health.

Schumacher’s family has again offered their sincere gratitude to all those who have played a part in the process over the past five and a half months. In the statement, Kehm said: ‘His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble, as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months. The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes. We are sure it helped him.'

Get well soon, Michael.

image: theguardian.com

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