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Schumacher manager dismisses talk of setback

Daniel Johnson

Published 26/02/2014 | 02:30

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Michael Schumacher's manager has dismissed reports that the Forumula One legend's doctors had given up hope on his recovery
Michael Schumacher's manager has dismissed reports that the Forumula One legend's doctors had given up hope on his recovery

Michael Schumacher's manager has dismissed reports in a German magazine that the Formula One legend's doctors have ended attempts to bring him out of a medically induced coma.

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Sabine Kehm, the seven-time champion's manager, said the situation was "unchanged", after the German magazine 'Focus' cited "insiders" claiming doctors at the Grenoble hospital where Schumacher is being treated had abandoned attempts to wake him up "due to complications".

Ms Kehm said: "This phase can take a long time which, much to our regret, can lead to many misinterpretations."

Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since a skiing accident in the French Alps last December.

At pre-season testing in Bahrain last week, Schumacher's former Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa revealed he has visited the 45-year-old German in hospital and has spoken to him. The Brazilian said: "He was sleeping, and I was very positive because he was normal. He also gave some reactions with the mouth and everything. It looked positive."

Schumacher's family have said they still "strongly believe" he will recover, despite reported setbacks including that he had pneumonia. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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