Schumacher has ‘moments of consciousness’: Spokeswoman

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In the latest development about the former F1 World Champion, it has emerged that Michael Schumacher has “moments of consciousness and awakening”, his spokeswoman said on Friday.

Schumacher has been put in a medically induced coma after the December 29 skiing accident in which he slammed his head on a rock while skiing at the French resort of Meribel with his son and friends.

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“Michael is making progress…. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening,” Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

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The 45-year-old remains in hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, where he underwent two operations to remove life-threatening blood clots before being placed into a coma.

“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 on Friday.

Recently this week, Michael’s wife, Corinna had decided to move him to into their home. There have already been signs of hope for the seven-time world champion.

In February, his friend and former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa was quoted as saying that Schumacher seemed to respond to him during a visit.

“He is sleeping, he looks normal and he showed a few responses with his mouth,” Massa told Bild.

Meanwhile, Kehm has once again asked that the privacy of Schumacher’s wife Corinna and their two children be respected, while thanking well-wishers for their support.

“We again ask for understanding that we 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,” she said on Friday.