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Michael Schumacher Slowly Being Brought Out of Coma

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/31/2014 Jason Udy

Conditions may be looking up for Michael Schumacher as his doctors have begun to slowly bring the seven-time Formula 1 champion out of his medically induced coma. Schumacher has been in a coma since hitting his head during a skiing accident on December 29.

Michael Schumacher Slowly Being Brought Out of Coma

"Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time," said Schumacher's manager in a statement released late yesterday.

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The news comes a month after the world champion’s skiing accident. After falling and hitting his head on a rock while back country skiing in France, Schumacher's prognosis was worrying, with doctors saying that all that’s left to do is hope and pray. Schumacher was operated on shortly after being rushed to Grenoble's University Hospital in France. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

Immediately following the accident, the family was flooded with well wishes and support from fans and fellow racers as well as Ferrari.

A message from the family was also included in the statement asking for continued respect for Schumacher’s privacy and thankfulness for the support:

"The family of Michael Schumacher is again requesting to respect its privacy and the medical secrets, and to not disturb the doctors treating Michael in their work. MotorTrend Image© Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image

"At the same time, the family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the worldwide sympathy."

No other information has been released about the racer’s current condition or what it may be once he is fully awake. We can only hope he makes a fully recovery.

Source: Formula One, autosport.com

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