Michael Schumacher Coma Condition: Not Moved to Rehab Clinic; But No Updates from Manager, Says Report

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
May 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One champion, is still presumably in a comatose state, but there’s been no new word on his condition in a while.

Bild.de reported this week that his manager hasn’t issued any statements about him. The last official one was in April.

“One can assume that he continues to make progress,” Bild.de writes, according to a translation. “Schumi has not yet been moved to a rehab clinic, according to BILD information.”

The ex-champ was sent to a French hospital after a skiing accident in late December. He’s been there ever since.

Schumacher, who has been in a coma since December, was honored by Ferrari this week.

Schumacher’s first win with the auto racing team was celebrated at the at the Spanish Grand Prix over the weekend

Drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen among other drivers stood by a sign saying, “Remembering your first win with us #forzamichael,” according to The Associated Press.

Schumacher won five out of his seven world championships with the team, winning his first race in 1996 in Montmelo.

A British brain expert has said recently Schumacher faces an uphill battle should he recover.

According to the Daily Record newspaper, Professor Peter Hutchinson of Cambridge University said the former champ will have difficulty learning how to walk, talk, and eat if comes out of his medically induced coma. Hutchinson is not treating him.

Hutchinson has said that if Schumacher were to wake up, he might not ever be the same again. “It is not as if someone will switch on the light and the patient is all there. He will probably come back to a world he doesn’t know,” he told the Daily Record.

A few weeks ago, Schumacher’s manager told the Daily Telegraph: “We remain confident that Michael Schumacher will make it through and wake up.”

“There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress,” Kehm said, according to the paper. “There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.”

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.