Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma. He has left the Grenoble hospital, in the French Alps, where he was being treated.
Michael left the hospital he has been in since December and is no longer in a coma, his spokeswoman confirmed. She stated that he will continue his long phase of rehabilitation, away from the public eye.
She also stated that “The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes”, adding that ,”We are sure it helped him.”
German ace Michael Schumacher is widely recognised as being the world’s best ever racing driver. Michael is a 7 times F1 World Champion and has been racing for the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team.
He was seriously injured in a skiing accident last December.
While skiing in Meribel, France on the morning of Sunday December 29, 2013 Michael fell and hit his head on a rock. Despite wearing a helmet he sustained serious injuries.
He was then put into a medically induced coma when doctors subsequently assessed him to be in critical but stable condition.
At the end of January, doctors began to reduce Michael’s sedation to begin the process of waking him from his coma. However, Michael’s spokeswoman said that this process could take a long time.
On the latest development, Dr. Rashmin Tamhne, a U.K. doctor, said: “Michael Schumacher would probably be better remembered now for his ‘Formula-for-1’ on surviving head-injury, rather than his discourse to anyone on ways to dominate tracks of ‘Formula-1’!“
It would be further rejoicing to know what his condition is likely to be going forward, and whether he would make a full recovery, BBC journalist Christian Frase said.