Friday 19 January 2018

Michael Schumacher timeline

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

With Ferrari boss Jean Todt suggesting today that Michael Schumacher will live "a relatively normal life", we take a look back at the timeline of the Formula One legend since his skiing accident last December.

December 29 2013 – Schumacher airlifted to Grenoble after falling heavily and hitting his head on a rock while skiing on the unmarked slope at the Méribel resort with friends.

Read more: F1 great Michael Schumacher fighting for life after skiing accident

December 30 – Doctors reveal helmet saved his life during accident.

Read more: Helmet saves Michael Schumacher’s life as F1 star remains in critical condition

December 31 - A reporter disguises himself as a priest in attempt to visit Schumacher’s hospital room in Grenoble.

Read more: Journalist dresses up as a priest to visit Schumacher’s hospital room

January 4 – The German remains stable yet critical as doctors dismiss ‘speculation’ he is out of danger

Read more: Schumacher remains stable yet critical as doctors dismiss ‘speculation’ he is out of danger 

January 7 - French prosecutors to hold press briefing to reveal findings into skiing accident

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The stricken seven-time Formula One returned to Mercedes in 2010 after retiring in 2006. His first year back behind the wheel wasn't a great success, he finished the season 9th and retired for the second time in 2012.
 

January 14 - Schumacher has operation on skull to discover any brain damage

Read more: Schumacher has operation on skull to discover any brain damage 

January 30 - Schumacher gradually being "woken up" from a medically induced coma by doctors and "blinks" during brain tests.

February 17 - Probe into skiing accident closed by prosecutors.

Read more: Probe into Michael Schumacher's skiing accident closed by prosecutors

February 25 – Michael Schumacher's manager dismisses reports in a German magazine that the Formula One legend's doctors have ended attempts to bring him out of a medically induced coma.

Read more: Michael Schumacher's manager refutes claims doctors end attempts to bring him out of coma

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The stricken seven-time Formula One returned to Mercedes in 2010 after retiring in 2006. His first year back behind the wheel wasn't a great success, he finished the season 9th and retired for the second time in 2012.
 

March 7 - Sources have claimed that doctors treating Michael Schumacher and other medical experts have told his family that "only a miracle" can save him.

Read more: Schumacher condition 'unchanged'

March 12 – Schumacher shows "small, encouraging signs" that he may wake from his coma, more than two months after ski crash.

Read more: ‘Small, encouraging signs’ in Schumacher condition 

March 21 – The F1 legend is reported to have lost a quarter of his body weight since doctors placed him in an artificially induced coma to help him recover from brain injuries.

Read more: F1 legend 'has lost 25pc of body weight'

April 5 - Fresh hope for Schumacher with 'moments of awakening'

Read more: Fresh hope for Schumacher with 'moments of awakening'

April 21 – It is revealed that Schumacher is being sued over motorcycle crash in Spain six weeks before his skiing accident.

Read more: Stricken Michael Schumacher being sued over motorcycle crash in Spain

June 13 – Moved to 'rehab' ward.

Read more: Michael Schumacher 'moved to rehab ward'

June 16 - No longer in a coma and leaves hospital.

Read more: Schumacher no longer in a coma

June 23 - Schumacher's medical documents stolen and offered for sale.

Read more: Michael Schumacher's medical documents stolen and offered for sale

July 11 - Corinna Schumacher says her husband is getting better after coming out of a coma in her first comments since the accident.

Read more: Corinna Schumacher: Michael is getting better

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Michael Schumacher poses with his wife Corinna before the tragic fall
 

September 9 - Schumacher leaves Swiss hospital for home.

Read more: Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher leaves Swiss hospital for home

October 10 - Michael Schumacher will be able to live 'a relatively normal life', says former Ferrari boss Jean Todt.

Read more: Michael Schumacher will be able to live 'a relatively normal life', says former Ferrari boss Jean Todt

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