Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is still in the process of being woken up “very slowly,” his son said.
The 15-year-old son of Schumacher, Mick, gave an update on his father’s condition 10 months after the 45-year-old hit his head while skiing in the French Alps. He was placed in a medically induced coma that lasted nearly six months before he emerged from it.
He is currently being treated at his home in Switzerland, which has around-the-clock medical care providers.
French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet said he got an update from Mick Schumacher.
“I saw his son and he told me that Schumi is waking up very slowly; very slowly,” Moncet was quoted by the Independent as saying. “Although things are going at a slow pace, he has a lot of time, I would say he has his whole life in front of him to get back on track.”
Schumacher, he added, is “still fighting.”
Last week, Ferrari boss Jean Todt gave a positive update on his condition.
“We must assume that Schumacher can lead a relatively normal life again within a short period of time,” he said. “We can say he can probably never drive a Formula 1 car again. But he is fighting.”
Meanwhile, it has been speculated that Schumacher’s injuries was “caused by a GoPro camera” that was placed on his ski helmet.
Moncet in another interview made the claims. “The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain,” he said, via the Metro.
Following his comments, shares for GoPro lost as much as 10 percent on Monday, according to Business Insider. “In early trade on Monday, shares of GoPro were down as much as 10% amid another day of broad market weakness, with the Nasdaq losing the most ground among the major averages,” the site says.
In February, the Telegraph reported that a solid object between Schumacher’s helmet as it collided with a rock would weaken the structure.
“Experts from ENSA, the world-renowned ski and climbing academy in the French ski resort of Chamonix, have conducted tests to determine whether the presence of a solid object between a helmet colliding with a rock would weaken the structure,” the report says. “The helmet smashed – but the camera he had attached to it, in order to record him and his son skiing, was undamaged. The footage, audio and visual, has provided police with crucial information about the crash.”