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Michael Schumacher is “responding to instructions” as he is brought out of his medically induced coma.
His manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement that the 45-year-old was slowly being woken from his induced coma.
“Michael’s sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking-up process, which may take a long time,” Ms Kehm said.
The German suffered a severe head injury on 29 December when he fell and hit a rock in the French Alps. Following the accident Schumacher underwent two operations to remove blood clots around his brain. He was then placed in a medically induced coma which he is just now being brought out of.
Doctors in Grenoble have ruled out giving a prognosis for his condition in the coming days and months. But it is medically possible for someone to spend several weeks in an induced coma and make a full recovery.
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- Born: 3 January 1969
- First GP win: Belgium 1992
- Last GP win: China 2006
- Races started: 303
- Wins: 91 (155 podium finishes)
- Championships: 7 (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)