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{Moved from Motorsports} Schumi Out of Coma!

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Justin Stacks, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Unbelievable! All the best to the champion!

    Michael Schumacher leaves hospital after waking from coma
    June 16, 2014 - 9:31PM
    Road to recovery: Ex-formula one champion Michael Schumacher has been in hospital since a skiing accident left him with severe head injuuries in late 2013. Photo: Reuters

    Formula One ex-champion Michael Schumacher, who sustained severe head injuries in a ski accident in late 2013, is no longer in a coma and has left the French hospital where he was being treated since the accident, his spokeswoman said on Monday.

    "Michael has left the CHU Grenoble (hospital) to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore," said a statement from spokeswoman Sabina Kehm.

    "His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.

    Michael Schumacher, pictured in 2006. Photo: AFP

    "For the future, we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye," she said, without giving further details about his condition.

    Schumacher has been transferred to the University Hospital of Lausanne, the Swiss hospital confirmed on Monday.

    The spokesperson declined to say what unit Schumacher, who lives with his family in a town between Lausanne and Geneva, was being treated in, citing medical secrecy and family privacy.

    Schumacher slammed his head on a rock while skiing in the French resort of Meribel in December and was put in a medically induced coma after undergoing brain surgery at the hospital in the Alpine city of Grenoble.

    His family said at the end of January that drugs used to keep the 45-year-old in his deep sleep were being reduced to bring him back to consciousness, but little had filtered out about his condition since then.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/sport/motorsp...g-from-coma-20140616-zs9y0.html#ixzz34nunBd00
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  2. Now all he needs to do is kick Vettels arse in 2015 and that will make me a happy chappie!

    Great success & good find!
  3. That's brilliant news !
  4. Waking from a coma does not mean much in itself. It is the amount of function he has/regains which is key.

    I hope this is a prelude to much better news but right now the words "persistent vegetative state" are foremost in my mind.
  5. Mmm. It ain't bad news but the good news we've been waiting for is yet to come IMO. Hope it does soon.
  6. Apparantly he refused to be driven in the ambo so he climbed up front and drove himself home drifting the ambo on every corner ;-)
  7. Ricciardo is already doing that.