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Small and encouraging signs for Schumacher

Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm has released a statement on the current progress Michael Schumacher is making.

The seven-time Formula One World Champion has been in a coma since he suffered a severe head injury skiing on Sunday 29th December 2013.

Over the past couple of months, Schumacher has undergone two operations on his brain and missed his 45th birthday.

The former Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes driver has remained at the French hospital in Grenoble throughout his treatment.

Updates from the doctors at Grenoble have been sparse since early January when they confirmed the news of his two operations, the first was to ease the pressure on his brain, with the second procedure removing a large haematoma from the left-hand side of Schumacher's brain.

Instead the job of updating his millions of fans around the world has fallen on the shoulders of Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm who has released brief statements over the past couple of months.

In February it was confirmed that the German was currently going through the 'process' of coming out of his medically-induced coma, however this was clarified as a lengthy process and it still remains ongoing.

Nonetheless Kehm has released a further statement this morning regarding the current position.

It read: 'We are, and remain confident, Michael will pull through and will wake up. There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know this is the time to be very patient. Michael has suffered severe injuries. It is very hard to comprehend for all of us that Michael, who had overcome a lot of precarious situations in the past, has been hurt so terribly in such a banal situation.

'It was clear from the start this will be a long and hard fight for Michael, and we are taking this fight on together with the team of doctors, whom we fully trust. The length of the process is not the important part for us. It is heart-warming to see how much sympathy his family is shown and I can say the family is extremely grateful for it. However, it should not be forgotten Michael's family is dealing with an extremely intimate and fragile situation.

'And I would like to remind all of us Michael has always actively kept his family out of the public eye and consequently protected their private lives. We try to channel all the energies we have toward Michael and we firmly believe this will help him, and we believe he will also win this fight.'


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Date:Wednesday March 12 2014

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