Formula One Legend Michael Schumacher Sent Home From Hospital

September 9, 2014

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is headed home to his house in Gland, near Geneva, to continue his recovery from a serious head injury during a December skiing accident in France.

Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager, said in a statement that Schumacher is making progress after months in a Swiss hospital.

The Two-Way reported Schumacher’s accident in December, when it was unclear if he would even survive.

One of the world’s most famous and highest-paid athletes, Formula One racer Michael Schumacher, is in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Grenoble, France. Doctors there are treating him for a critical head injury suffered over the weekend when the German driver fell and hit his head while skiing.

His prognosis?

“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen told reporters Monday, according to The Associated Press. “He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation. … We are working hour by hour.”

The accident took place on a family vacation at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.

Kehm’s statement asked that the privacy of Schumacher’s family be respected as he recovers at home while his condition is unclear.

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