Michael Schumacher’s manager has announced that the former seven time world champion is now out of the medically-induced coma that doctors placed him into following the serious head injury he suffered in a skiing accident.
In a statement, Sabine Kehm said that Schumacher had left the Grenoble hospital where he had been under intensive care since December last year in order to continue his long-term rehabilitation.
“He is not in a coma any more,” said Kehm.
“His family would like to explicity thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident who did an excellent job in those first months.
“The family also wishes to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes to Michael. We are sure it helped him.”
There are no further details on Schumacher’s current condition or whereabouts. Schumacher had been in a medically-induced coma since suffering a serious head injury while skiing with his family in December.
“For the future, we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” said Kehm.