Schumacher not responding to stimuli as awakening continues

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Ross Brawn with Michael Schumacher

Two weeks have passed since doctors started the process to wake Michael Schumacher, but the Formula 1 legend remains in a coma.

Bild-Zeitung reports that while the seven time world champion has often presented reflex twitches since the anaesthetic was reduced, Schumacher is still not responding to deliberate stimuli.

However, Bild said thatthe former Mercedes and Ferrari driver’s wife Corinna – who is at his bedside on a daily basis – is following the doctors’ advice by continually talking to the 45-year-old, as there is evidence that this practise can help a patient in Schumacher’s condition.

The report also claimed that the newly-retired Ross Brawn, who worked closely with Schumacher during the German’s Benetton years and ultra-successful Ferrari era, visited the seven time World Champion’s bedside, slipping in almost unnoticed by the media last Thursday, through the staff entrance.

Meanwhile, it is believed that French investigators into the skiing accident are preparing to reveal their findings, with Bild citing ‘legal sources’ in believing that the file will simply be closed. (GMM)

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