WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT SCHUMACHER’S HEALTH
The F1 legend suffered a severe head injury and was left in a coma, with official updates from close to Schumacher very scarce in the following months and years.
Racing driver Michael Schumacher suffered life-threatening injuries following a ski accident in the French Alps in 2013. The F1 legend was left in a coma after sustaining a severe head injury in the incident.
Earlier this year, a Hamburg court ruled German outlet Bunte must pay Schumacher €50,000 for false claims that he could walk again two years after the accident.
Official updates from Schumacher’s family have been incredibly scarce in the months and years following the incident.
Here is what we know so far…
Schumacher was holidaying with friends and family in the French Alps when he suffered a severe head injury while skiing on 29 December 2013.
He was airlifted to Grenoble Hospital requiring immediate neurosurgical intervention and underwent two life-saving operations. Schumacher remained in a coma, with doctors describing his condition as extremely serious the day after his admission.
News became scarce after the immediate aftermath of the accident, with the Schumacher family’s next statement coming in April 2014. They said the former F1 champ had shown moments of consciousness and awakening.
Three months followed before it was released that Schumacher was no longer in a coma and had left Grenoble Hospital.
It was confirmed three months after that that Schumacher had been transferred from Lausanne Hospital to the family home on the shores of Lake Geneva.
In 2015, Schumacher’s manager said his condition was improving considering the severeness of the injury he had.
Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Benetton and Ferrari, where he spent the majority of his career, as well as for Mercedes upon his brief return to the sport.