A manager for injured racing legend Michael Schumacher has revealed the winner of seven Formula One world championships is still being woken from a coma that was medically induced by doctors treating him for head injuries sustained in a tragic skiing accident late last year.
Manager Sabine Kehm made the latest revelation in an email to the Associated Press (via Fox News). It was the first official news on Schumacher’s state since Kehm revealed on January 30 that doctors were attempting to wake him.
Her email comes just days after reports emerged claiming Schumacher was failing to respond to stimuli and that he had developed pneumonia. Kehm’s latest email made no mention of the claims.
Kehm did mention, however, that Schumacher’s family strongly believe in a recovery and that in the interest of privacy they do not wish to disclose medical details.
Schumacher, who recently turned 45, fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. Alert when rescuers reached him, he was later rushed to nearby Grenoble University Hospital Center where he was put into the coma and had surgery performed to treat haemorrhaging in his brain.