Michael Schumaker: Formula One Champion Out Of Coma


There’s a big sigh of relief after German racing driver Michael Schumaker awoke from his coma. He is now on his way to recovery. After a traumatic skiing accident in the French Alps on Dec. 29, Schumaker was sent to the Grenoble Hospital for head trauma and has since been fighting a difficult battle.

This announcement alleviates the hearts of many, as Schumacher’s future was unknown for quite some time. The 45-year-old was skiing near the Méribel Resort when he crashed and hit his head on a rock. He was airlifted to a hospital in a nearby town prior to being relocated to a hospital in Grenoble. It was here that doctors performed surgery in order to remove a hematoma from his brain and eliminate inflammation, according to The Wall Street Journal. After the operation, he was placed in a medically induced coma for his safety.

Since waking up from the coma, Schumaker’s family has been close by his side. BBC News stated that they have thanked everyone for all the kind words and support, and are appreciative of all the medical personnel at the Grenoble hospital.

“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” Mr. Schumacher’s spokeswoman, Sabine Kehm, said in a news release. BBC News reported that Schumaker has been moved to the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. His current health condition is unknown, but the public has been reassured that the university hospital is highly distinguished and that the F1 champion is in good hands. All hope he makes a full recovery.



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