Michael Schumacher Coma Update: Schumi ‘Clinically’ Awake But Chances of Full Recovery Fades
By Lou Ramon Aguila | June 15, 2014 9:22 PM EST
Formula One driver Michael Schumacher is reportedly clinically awake and already moved from intensive care unit to a rehabilatation facility after spending the last six-month in medical-induced coma. However, despite the development, the Ferrari driver's chance of full recovery has faded.
Ferrari Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany celebrates after taking the pole position at the end of the qualifying session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir racetrack in Manama in this March 11, 2006 file picture.
German magazine Bunte recently reported about Schumacher being moved into a rehabilitation unit, as chances of gaining full recovery continues to decrease as time passes by.
"According to the German magazine Bunte, Michael Schumacher passed intensive care at a rehabilitation hospital in Grenoble. Former German F1 driver, 45, has been hospitalized since his serious fall while skiing on December 29 in Meribel, France. "The transfer of Schumacher to a clinic specializing in rehabilitation is under preparation and its chances of full recovery fell," via BFM TV.
Sabine Kehm, the manager and spokesperson of the F1 legend, has not confirmed nor denied the report, as media blackout still in effect on Schumacher's progress from the skiing accident last December 29.
"There is still no official update on the driver's overall progress, but it has been suggested that he is clinically awake but currently unable to move or speak."
Schumacher's family has received criticism because of their decision not to provide enough information on his condition. However, Kehm defended the Schumacher's family and said that the 45-year-old German racer would have wanted it that way.
"Michael Schumacher is in a coma and cannot decide what is reported about him," Kehm said. "We, of course, know how he deals with such things and try, in his interest, to handle these matters for him."
German tennis legend Boris Becker very much understands Schumacher's family decision, believing the media blackout could be the only way to give the driver more time to recover from the horrific accident.
"We cannot imagine what Corinna and the children have been going through since the accident. Becker said in an interview with German Television RTL, via Formula One Today. "They have built a protective wall around him. It's been very quiet but this is the only way to cure him."
Flavio Briatore, who worked with Schumacher during their time with Benetton Team, is also worried about his former driver's situation.
"There is no news because the family is very closed," Briatore said. "They are not communicating. But surely no news in this case is not good news."
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