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Schumacher has 'moments of consciousness', a sign of progress months after ski accident

Published on Apr 4, 2014 6:17 PM
 
A picture taken on Jan 14, 2005 shows German Fourmula 1 driver Michael Schumacher skiing during a slalom race in the winter resort of Madonna di Campiglio, in the Dolomites area, northern Italy. Michael Schumacher has "moments of consciousness and awakening", his spokeswoman said on Friday, April 4, 2014, in a sign of progress months after the Formula One legend suffered a devastating ski accident in France. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) - Michael Schumacher has "moments of consciousness and awakening", his spokeswoman said on Friday, in a sign of progress months after the Formula One legend suffered a devastating ski accident in France.

"Michael is making progress.... He shows moments of consciousness and awakening," Ms Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

Doctors put Schumacher in a medically induced coma after the Dec 29 accident in which he hit his head on a rock while skiing at the French resort of Meribel with his son and a group of friends.

He remains in hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble and little has filtered out about his condition, though his family said on Jan 30 that drugs used to keep him in a coma were being reduced with a view to bringing him back to consciousness.

 
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