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Schumacher out of coma, has left Grenoble hospital: Spokeswoman

Published on Jun 16, 2014 5:59 PM
 
A photo taken on February 3, 2010 shows Mercedes' German driver Michael Schumacher during a training session at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia. Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has left the French hospital treating him since a devastating ski accident in December, his spokeswoman said Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LYON (AFP) - Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is out of a coma and has left the French hospital treating him since a devastating ski accident in December, his spokeswoman said Monday.

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

"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.

"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 or where the seven-time world champion was sent to.

 
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