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F1 great Michael Schumacher’s health report revealed

first_imgSchumacher was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accidentFormula One great Michael Schumacher who left a French hospital on Monday, six months after a skiing accident, is now able to respond to the sound of his wife’s voice, said a report in Germany’s Bild newspaper.After having spent months in coma ever since his skiing accident on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps on December 29, Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement on Monday. However, she gave no further details on Schumacher’s condition.According to details which have now emerged, the F1 legend has lost considerable weight, more than 44 lbs, and weighs just 55 kg now. But even when Schumacher was in coma, doctors had begun physical therapy to keep his body flexible and his muscles active.Schumacher was also said to be able to breathe without assistance for unspecified periods. According to Bild report, he is no longer dependent on life-sustaining machines.  He cannot talk yet, but what’s most encouraging is the fact that he responds to the voices around him, particularly his wife, Corinna.”The voice of Corinna has a much stronger effect on him than the voices of other people,” Bild wrote.Schumacher, his wife and their two children live in Switzerland. He had met with an accident while on a family vacation as he was skiing with his 14-year-old son in December. The accidentThe 45-year-old German driver was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accident, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.advertisementMichael Schumacher retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titlesDoctors in Grenoble put him into a coma to rest his brain and decrease swelling, and they operated to remove blood clots, but some were too deeply embedded.Little information has been released on Schumacher’s condition over recent months. Monday’s statement was the first substantial update since Kehm said in early April that Schumacher “shows moments of consciousness and awakening.” The legacySchumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles: two with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and five consecutive championships with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. The German came back to the sport with Mercedes in 2010, securing only one podium before retiring for a second time at the end of 2012.last_img

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