Michael Schumacher fans told to be prepared for the worst
Fans of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher have been warned that they will "never have any good news" concerning his condition.
Schumacher (45), suffered a near-fatal head injury in a skiing accident in Meribel, France, on December 29 last year.
It has been two months since the family relayed any information on the sportsman's health. Their silence has led fans and many commentators to fear the worst.
Gary Hartstein, a former F1 doctor, said: "I'm quite afraid (and virtually certain) we will never have any good news about Michael. At this point, I rather dread seeing that the family has put out a press release."
Writing on his blog, he added: "I can conceive of no possible reason that Michael's entourage, understandably extremely protective of his and their privacy, would not tell his fans if significantly good things have happened."
Roger Benoit, a respected and long-serving member of the F1 media, said: "Slowly, everybody is really worried. Grenoble and the family have been silent for weeks. Why?"
Doctors began the process of gradually waking him up more than 18 weeks ago.
He is receiving round-the-clock care in intensive care in Grenoble University Hospital.
Hi wife Corinna, with whom he has two children Gina Marie (16), and Mick (14), has remained at his bedside throughout. (© Daily Telegraph, London)