Michael Schumacher’s management has said that he is still in the process of waking up from a coma.
The 45-year-old has been in a medically induced coma since suffering a serious head injury after a skiing accident in France on December 29th. Reports emerged in German media earlier this week which reported that despite the positive start, Schumacher had since stopped responding to stimuli involved in the waking up process.
However, the German’s management released a statement today which contradicts this, saying that he was still making progress.
“As often in such situations no day is like the next,” Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said. “We will continue to communicate any decisive new information on Michael’s health state. We are aware that the wake-up phase can take a long time.
“The family continues to strongly believe in Michael’s recovery. The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael’s healing process progresses in a continuous and controlled way,” She added.
The process to wake Schumacher began a month after he suffered a head injury while skiing on slopes with his son and family friends. Doctors at the Grenoble hospital placed him in a medically induced coma to reduce pressure on his brain and improve his chances of making a recovery.
The process to wake a patient from a coma varies from patient to patient and can take months. The process of waking Schumacher began on January 30th.
Schumacher is Formula One’s most successful driver – claiming seven World Championships and ninety-one race wins during his nineteen season career. He retired in 2006 but made a comeback in 2010 for three years with Mercedes, retiring for the second time at the end of the 2012 season.
Keep fighting, Michael.