Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion who was in a coma for six months, is being attended to by a larger medial team at his estate in Switzerland, according to a new report on Tuesday.
Fox Sports, citing the Bild newspaper in Germany, reported that he’s now being tended to by a sizable team of experts and specialists.
A spokesperson with the Lausanne rehab clinic where he stayed for two months told Bild that “a large part of the team that cares for Michael now was trained by our specialists.”
“We are following his treatment and are still a point of contact and entirely at his disposal,” the spokesperson added.
Last week, Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said that Schumacher would return.
Manfred Spitzer, medical director at hospital in Germany, told the paper: “I do not know the condition of Michael Schumacher, but if it is stable, then the familiar surroundings (of his home) can certainly help for now.”
“Such emotional stimulation is very important for patients who have suffered a severe brain trauma,” he continued.
Schumacher suffered a grave head injury while he was skiing in the French Alps in December.
When he returned home last week, the Schumacher family was forced to hire private security teams to patrol the house 24 hours per day after some journalists stayed on the property to try and photograph Schumacher.
“The police have told some journalists who were on the private property of Michael Schumacher to move in the public domain,” a police spokesperson told the Telegraph.
Kehm also stated: “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. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work. We ask the privacy of Michael’s family continue to be respected, and that speculation about his state of health is avoided.”