Saturday 7 December 2019

Stricken Formula One star Michael Schumacher will hopefully 'one day be back with us', says manager

Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher

Declan Whooley

Michael Schumacher's manager remains hopeful that the Formula One legend will recover after spending more than two years in a coma.

In December 2013 Schumacher, the seven-time champion, sustained horrific brain injuries in a freak accident while skiing in the French Alps.

Two weeks ago former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo said the 47-year-old's condition "isn't good", but in a rare public update, Sabine Kehm Kehm said it was important to remind people of the seven-time world champion's achievements.

"He is the most successful driver in history and sometimes, on days like this, it is good to be reminded of it," she said.

"Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him. We know what has happened and cannot change it.

"We must accept it and hope with everything we have that with continued support and patience he will one day be back with us. Racing was his life and no one would have liked to have been here more than him."

Schumacher, who spent six months in an induced coma following the crash, has been receiving specialist medical care at home on the shores of Lake Geneva since September 2014.

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