Schumacher moved to special rehab unit

A fan outside Grenoble Hospital shortly after Schumacher's admission

A fan outside Grenoble Hospital shortly after Schumacher’s admission

Michael Schumacher has been moved to a special rehabilitation unit within the hospital in Grenoble where the Formula 1 legend has been comatose since late last year, according to the weekly newsmagazine Bunte.

Last week, a private German rehabilitation clinic in Allensbach denied reports that it was already treating the seven time world champion.

The DPA news agency said that 45-year-old Schumacher, who has been in a coma since a skiing fall in late December, is still at the Grenoble hospital.

But Bunte is reporting in its latest issue that, even though the former F1 driver’s chances of recovery are now small, Schumacher is being prepared for rehabilitation.

He has reportedly already been discharged from the neurological care unit at the Grenoble University hospital, and transferred to a unit specialising in rehabilitation treatment.

Citing clinical sources, Bunte added that Schumacher’s next phase of treatment will prepare him for transfer to a specialist rehabilitation clinic. (GMM)