The German will return to his Swiss home to continue rehabilitation…
German motor racing legend Michael Schumacher will leave hospital and continue rehab at his home in Switzerland, reports the Telegraph.
The 45-year-old was left in a coma and with doctors in fear for his life following a skiing accident in the Alpine resort of Meribel last December.
Since the accident, the most successful ever F1 driver has been recovering in Lausanne, and now, for the first time – doctors have deemed in to be in a stable enough condition to return home after nine months.
Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm has warned fans that Schumacher’s road to recovery is still a long and difficult one however, and that he will remain out of the public eye.
“Henceforth, Michael’s rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead,” Kehm said.
“We would like extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work.
“We ask that the privacy of Michael’s family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.”
Schumacher holds countless records in F1, having retired in 2006 after a successful stint with Ferrari. He returned in 2010 for a two year spell with Mercedes, during which he failed to reach his previous heights.