Michael Schumacher has come out of his coma and is now in the next stage of his recovery from a serious head injury, says his manager Sabine Kehm.
The seven time Formula One world champion was placed into a coma by doctors after suffering a ski accident in December, but today’s news brings a real wave of optimism for his condition going forward.
“Michael has left the CHU Grenoble to continue his long period of rehabilitation,” read an emailed statement viewable on German publication Bild.
“He is no longer in a coma.
“His family would like to expressly thank all physicians, nurses, nurses and therapists in Grenoble, as well as the first responders at the scene, who have done an excellent job in these first months.
“The thanks of the family also goes to all the people who have sent Michael so many good wishes. You have certainly helped him.
“Going forward, we ask for your understanding that his further rehabilitation should take place outside of the public.”
Bild claim that Schumacher has been able to communicate with his wife Corinne and his children, and he will move to a rehabilitation clinic – no longer in need of the care from the specialists in the intensive care unit in Grenoble.