German hero responding to neurological tests in French hospital.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher showed signs of recovering from his medically induced coma, as he shows signs of responding to his medical team.
Reports from France indicate Schumacher blinked as he was brought out of the coma and responded well in neurological tests.
However, his medical team again stress to his fans around the world hanging out for the latest condition on their hero, that the process will be slow or risk causing permanent damage to Schumacher’s brain.
While Schumacher is reportedly responding to doctor’s instructions, his manager Sabine Kehm said people should not expect too much too soon.
“Michael’s sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time,” Kehm said.
“I am stressing again that any statement regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be considered as speculation,” a statement from Ms Kehm said.
“I repeat that we will not comment [on] any speculations.”
“Michael’s condition is still considered as stable,” she told French publication Le Dauphine Libere.
“I also repeat that Michael’s family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely.”
Schumacher has been in an artificial coma since his skiing accident on December 29.
The 45-year-old has been receiving round-the-clock care in Grenoble Hospital since he hit his head on a rock while skiing off-piste in Meribel, in the French Alps.
His wife Corinna and his two children Gina Marie, 16, and Mick, 14, have remained at his bedside.
Several F1 teams have shown their continuing support for Schumacher as testing for the 2014 season gets underway in Jerez, Spain, with Mercedes, the team he last raced with, showing their support with the hashtag KeepFightingMichael, on the side’s of all of their cars.