Michael Schumacher tests new assistance systems on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-ClassEnlarge Photo
It's now been almost two months since seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher was placed in an artificial coma following a severe skiing accident in the French Alps. Now, Schumacher's manager has refuted claims that doctors have halted measures to wake him up from the coma, a process that began last month.
Reports from German magazine Focus suggested doctors had abandoned attempts to wake up the German motor racing ace due to "complications". According to The Telegraph, Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm says those rumors have been misinterpreted.
"This phase can take a long time," she said, adding it can "lead to many misinterpretations". The hospital in Grenoble itself, where Schumacher is being treated, has minimized the release of official information.
Schumacher's exact condition still isn't known, and it's unlikely we'll get further reports without any significant developments in the German star's condition. Some though are still reporting good signs, such as Schumacher's ex-Ferrari teammate and friend Felipe Massa. The current Williams driver recently visited Schumacher in hospital, after which he said he felt "very positive" about Schumacher's condition. Massa says he saw his ex-teammate's mouth move as he spoke to him.
"I have no experience to say anything. I'm not a doctor. But when I saw him, for me, it looked very positive," Massa is reported to have said.