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Schumacher has beaten lung infection: Report

Published on Feb 14, 2014 5:53 PM
 
Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany attends a promotional event ahead of the Spanish F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona, on May 10, 2012. Mr Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported on Friday, Feb 14, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN (AFP) - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, lying in a coma in a French hospital since a December skiing accident, has overcome a lung infection, German daily Bild reported on Friday.

The newspaper had reported two days earlier that Schumacher had contracted pneumonia last week, but it said on Friday that the infection in fact had happened earlier and "this week no longer spells an acute danger".

"Therefore Schumi has already won the fight against pneumonia," said the top-selling daily, using the popular nickname for the 45-year-old German racing driver.

Schumacher has been in intensive care in Grenoble University Hospital since his December 29 accident in the Alpine resort of Meribel in which he hit his head against a rock in an impact strong enough to crack his helmet.

 
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