Schumacher making small signs of progress

Last updated 13:01 14/04/2014

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Tony Stewart back on track weeks after tragedy Marc Marquez leaves his mark at Silverstone Scott Dixon finishes IndyCar campaign in third Consistency paying off for Shane van Gisbergen Reason: Mercedes feud spotlights F1's dangers Marc Marquez on MotoGP pole at Silverstone Death will 'affect my life forever', says Stewart Mercedes disciplines Rosberg for collision at Spa Shane van Gisbergen to compete in NZ series Tulloch inks deal on rare Camaro GT3 racer

Ex-Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of progress" but remains in a very serious condition in a French hospital, his spokeswoman has said. 

The German has been in an induced coma since suffering a severe head knock when skiing at the French resort of Meribel on December 29.

"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious," Sabine Kehm told German media overnight (NZT).

"Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.

"I don't want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field."

Schumacher , 45, underwent two operations in the immediate aftermath of the accident to remote blood clots which were threatening his survival. He was then placed in the coma.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which is your favourite Formula One circuit?

Melbourne

Monte Carlo

Silverstone

Singapore

Sao Paulo

San Marino

Nurburgring

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog