Tuesday 10 December 2019

Schumacher communicating with eyelashes and 'could be moved home within a month'

Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna during his time at Ferrari. Photo: Getty Images
Michael Schumacher and his wife Corinna during his time at Ferrari. Photo: Getty Images

Michael Schumacher is able to communicate with his family by moving his eyelids, and could return home by the end of the month, according to reports.

The Formula One driver has been recovering in a Swiss rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne since June. He has reportedly made progress with his recovery since his transfer there from a hospital in Grenoble, France, to which he was initially taken after his skiing accident on December 29.

"There are signs that Michael will leave the clinic soon and be cared for at home," reported Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick yesterday.

Schumacher's wife Corinna is believed to have transformed part of their Swiss home into a medical centre, including advanced medical equipment and space for full-time, live-in carers.

Meanwhile, the Mirror has reported that Schumacher is able to answer questions from his wife and children Gina-Maria, 17, and Mick, 15, by fluttering his eyelashes.

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