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Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': Spokesman

Published on Apr 14, 2014 6:26 AM
Michael Schumacher has had short moments of consciousness, says his spokesman. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said on Sunday, April 13, 2014, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.

"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ARD.

"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious, which make us happy and give us great courage.

"Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.

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