2014 F1 season
Michael Schumacher’s spokesperson Sabine Kehm says there are “small, encouraging signs” he is beginning to emerge from the coma he has been in for over 14 weeks.
Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell while skiing in Grenoble, France last December.
“We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and wake up,” said Kehm in a statement on Wednesday.
“There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient.”
Schumacher’s family and management have issued several statements in recent weeks to refute media speculation about deterioration in his condition.
“Michael has suffered severe injuries,” the statement continued. “It is very hard to comprehend for all of us that Michael, who had overcome a lot of precarious situations in the past, has been hurt so terribly in such a banal situation.”
“It was clear from the start that this will be a long and hard fight for Michael. We are taking this fight on together with the team of doctors, whom we fully trust. The length of the process is not the important part for us”
“It is heart-warming to see how much sympathy his family is shown and I can say that the family is extremely grateful for it. However, it should not be forgotten that Michael family is dealing with an extremely intimate and fragile situation. And I would like to remind all of us that Michael has always actively kept his family out of the public eye and consequently protected their private lives.”
“We try to channel all the energies we have toward Michael and we firmly believe that this will help him. And we believe that he will also win this fight.”
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