Michael Schumacher is now out of his medically-induced coma and has left hospital.
F1 legend Michael Schumacher is now out of his coma. Schmacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, explained that the racing driver has left the hospital in Grenoble, where he has been treated since suffering head injuries in a skiing accident last december. Schuey will continue his rehabilitation at Lausanne university hospital in Switzerland.
The Schumacher family commended the medical staff of CHU Grenoble, saying everyone had done an “excellent job.” They also extended appreciation to fans, saying that messages of support have most certainly helped in the recovery process.
Kehm said in a statement issued by the family, “For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye.” This plea comes after various media intrusions, including one journalist pretending to be Schmacher’s dad to gain access to his room.
Schumacher hit his head on a rock after skiing off-piste. Doctors have said the fact he was wearing a helmet saved his life and gives him the best possible chance of a good recovery. Schuey’s head injuries were considered severe, yet according to research published in the medical journal, The Lancet, approximately a fifth of adults with a severe traumatic brain injury make a good recovery.
The coma was medically-induced by doctors in CHU Grenoble, in an effort to reduce the swelling and ultimately mitigate long-term damage in the brain. Although it is unlikely Schumacher will return to the same levels of fitness he carried before the accident, doctors concede it is medically possible.
Here’s wishing him the best of luck.