Doctors stop trying to wake Schumacher from induced coma

Michael Schumacher

Doctors have stopped trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his long coma, according to the German newsmagazine Focus, but this is being denied by the seven times world champion’s manager.

Former Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa had raised hopes just days ago, when he said that during a recent visit to Schumacher’s Grenoble hospital bedside, the seven time World Champion’s mouth moved.

But in the latest edition of the Focus newsmagazine, it is claimed that Schumacher’s progress has now stalled as doctors pause the awakening process. The report did not say what its sources were.

Schumacher’s manager Sabin Kehm has denied the rpeort, and told news agency DPA, “This (awakening) phase can take a long time, which much to our regret can lead to many misinterpretations,” .

Kehm, insisting that only official medical updates could be trusted, clarified that the status of 45-year-old Schumacher’s recovery was “unchanged”.

Earlier a statement provided by Schumacher’s management did not include an update about his health, insisting: “We all know that Michael is a fighter and will not give up.”

Meanwhile, the Spanish news agency EFE reports that a forthcoming case before the Seville courts involves Schumacher.

Reportedly, on a private visit to Spain last November, one month before his skiing accident, Schumacher struck a motorcyclist whilst at the wheel of a rented Audi A4.

The report said Schumacher is accused of causing the crash by not giving way, resulting in injuries to the motorcyclist including a broken wrist that required surgery. (GMM)

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