Schumacher showing 'moments of awakening'

Last updated 00:16 05/04/2014

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Hayden Paddon looks to eliminate costly errors at Rally Poland Scott Dixon extends his IndyCar Series lead with win at Road America Sebastian Vettel 'disgraced himself' - furious Lewis Hamilton Daniel Ricciardo wins chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel penalised Lewis Hamilton's latest pole position moves him second in all-time list IndyCar leader Scott Dixon fifth fastest at Road America qualifying Dates for 2018 Toyota Racing Series confirmed with usual five stops featuring IndyCar ace Scott Dixon turns attention to racing in Wisconsin Monster McLaren gathering a tribute to NZ's Bruce McLaren Engineer reunited with one of Manawatu's fastest home-built racing cars

Michael Schumacher is now showing "moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the retired Formula One star's manager said Friday (local time).

Schumacher, 45, fell while skiing in France on December 29 and hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.

Schumacher's condition stabilised after he was placed in a drug-induced coma. In late January, doctors at a hospital in the French city of Grenoble began the process of withdrawing sedatives to try to wake him up.

"Michael is making progress on his way," Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement. "He shows moments of consciousness and awakening."

"We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident," Kehm said.

She added that she and Schumacher's family "do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness."

Schumacher earned acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which took him to a record 91 race wins. He retired from Formula One in 2012 after winning an unmatched seven world titles.

The accident happened on a family vacation in the Alps as Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son.


Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog