Michael Schumacher leaves hospital to continue rehabilitation at home

Sept 9, 10:56 AM

Michael Schumacher continues to make strides in recovery from the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a skiing accident last year.

The seven-time World Champion driver will continue his rehabilitation program at home following his release from the University Hospital of Lausanne, according to a statement released by his management team.

Via SkySports' William Esler: 

Considering the severe head injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work.

Schumacher woke from a medically-induced coma in June and was transferred to Lausanne to be closer to family.

Feature photo courtesy of Action Images / Crispin Thruston

June 23, 11:00 PM

Schumacher's medical files might have been stolen

June 23, 11:00 PM

Michael Schumacher's management has warned that someone is trying to sell documents that may be the medical files of the seven-time Formula One world champion.

Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, the 45-year-old Schumacher left a French hospital last week and was transferred to neighboring Switzerland to continue his recovery. He is no longer in a drug-induced coma.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said in a statement on Monday that notes made about the German's case have been stolen, and threatened to sue any publication willing to use them.

Kehm said: ''We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported.''

Schumacher's office will ''press for criminal charges and damages'' if the documents and data are made public, Kehm said.

June 19, 10:57 PM

Swiss neurologist believes Schumacher 'likely to remain an invalid for rest of his life'

June 19, 10:57 PM

Despite being removed from a six-month medically induced coma on Monday, Michael Schumacher's future remains bleak, according to a leading Swiss neurologist. 

The legendary Formula One driver sustained life-threatening injuries in a skiing accident while vacationing in France, which left him critical condition. 

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, announced the former Formula One champion was transferred from Grenoble university hospital to a rehabilitation clinic in Switzerland, where he would undergo an intricate rehabilitation process. 

Although Kehm revealed Schumacher's rehabilitation would be a long process, Dr. Erich Riederer believes it's highly unlikely that the Ferrari legend will make a full recovery. 

"He will remain an invalid all his life and will always remain dependent on the help of others," Riederer told 20 Minuten via The Telegraph

"But first it is an incredibly positive message when someone wakes up after being in a coma for half a year. For him it is positive, but also for his family, this is hugely important."

The Zurich-based neurologist possesses tremendous experience pertaining to coma patients, continued to add that it would be considered a "success" if Schumacher could successfully operate an electric wheelchair within six months.

June 16, 7:48 AM

Spokeswoman: Schumacher awakens from coma, leaves French hospital

June 16, 7:48 AM

Legendary Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is no longer in a coma, and on Monday he left the French hospital where he was receiving treatment since a skiing accident in late December, according to his spokeswoman Sabine Kehm

"For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye," Kehm said. 

Details as to when Schumacher awoke from his medically-induced coma, and where he'll continue his rehabilitation, weren't disclosed. The hospital in Grenoble confirmed Schumacher left Monday, according to the Associated Press

Schumacher recently turned 45, and had been in hospital since the accident on Dec. 29 left him with severe head injuries. It's assumed the 91-time F1 race winner, and seven-time world champion, is headed to Switzerland, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Kehm's statement also included sincere thanks and gratitude to Schumacher's first responders, the hospital staff, and to the racer's fans for their well wishes. 

Apr 13, 6:05 PM

Schumacher continuing to show 'small signs of progress'

Apr 13, 6:05 PM

Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, updated the status of the Formula One legend on Sunday. 

Despite suffering serious brain injuries and being in a medical induced coma since December, the 45-year-old is continuing to improve, according to Kehm. 

"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Kehm told German broadcaster ARD, via Sky Sports

"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious. 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."

Although Schumacher has displayed minor improvements, Kehm stated that "a medical prognosis is not possible" at this moment. 

Kehm continued to add that details have withheld to preserve Schumacher's privacy, but his family continues to support the doctors regardless of the lengthy treatment process. 

"I don't want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field."

Apr 4, 8:19 AM

Schumacher showing 'moments of consciousness and awakening' according to manager

Apr 4, 8:19 AM

Michael Schumacher, who remains in hospital three months after a skiing accident that caused severe head injuries, has "moments of consciousness and awakening" according to his manager Sabine Kehm, reports The Associated Press. 

Schumacher was placed in a drug-induced coma in January, and doctors are now withdrawing sedatives in the hopes he'll come out of it. 

"Michael is making progress on his way," Kehm said in a statement. "We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident."

Kehm added that more details on Schumacher's condition won't be provided, in order to protect the privacy of Schumacher's family. 

Mar 12, 8:44 AM

Report: Schumacher showing 'small but encouraging signs'

Mar 12, 8:44 AM

According to Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm, the seven-time F1 world champion, who is in a medically induced coma, is showing 'small but encouraging signs'.

In a statement, Kehm said.

"We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and wake up. Michael has suffered severe injuries. It is very hard to comprehend for all of us that Michael, who had overcome a lot of precarious situations in the past, has been hurt so terribly in such a banal situation. It was clear from the start that this will be a long and hard fight for Michael," she added. We are taking this fight on together with the team of doctors, whom we fully trust. "The length of the process is not the important part for us." 

Quotes via The F1 Times

Mar 1, 2:04 PM

Neurologists: Schumacher unlikely to make full recovery

Mar 1, 2:04 PM

Michael Schumacher is "still in the wake-up phase" according to his agent, but according to some leading neurologists, the chances of the seven-time world champion making a full recovery are unlikely. Schumacher has been in a drug-induced coma since suffering a serious head injury on Dec. 29 while skiing.

"The fact that he hasn't woken up implies that the injury has been extremely severe and that a full recovery is improbable," said Dr. Tipu Aziz, a professor of neurosurgery at Oxford University.

Because of the length of time he has already been in a coma, Schumacher is likely to face "significant disabilities" if he ever wakes up, according to Dr. Colin Shieff, a neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.

Jan 30, 8:14 AM

Doctors begin to wake Schumacher up from induced coma

Jan 30, 8:14 AM

Nearly a month after his skiing accident, Formula One champion Michael Schumacher will be gradually brought out of the induced coma, according to his agent.

"Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take long time," Sabine Kehm said on Thursday.

Sky Sports reported that their sources say Schumacher is  "responding to simple instructions".

Jan 5, 11:26 AM

Schumacher remains in critical condition, updates to come from medical or management team only

Jan 5, 11:26 AM

Seven-time Formula One world Champion Michael Schumacher remains in critical, but stable condition in a French hospital, and according to manager Sabine Kehm, only Schumacher's medical or management team will be giving updates to his condition.

“Michael’s condition remains critical but stable. We would like to clearly stress that any information regarding Michael’s health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as invalid and pure speculation.”

“The family cares only for Michael’s health.”

“Michael’s helmet camera was voluntarily given to the investigating authorities by the family. That this should have been done against the wishes of the family is untrue.”

“We ask you to respect the continued privacy of the family.”

“In consultation with the doctors treating Michael, it is not expected that there will be any press conference before Monday.”

Dec 31, 7:13 AM

Michael Schumacher undergoes second operation; condition 'slightly improved'

Dec 31, 7:13 AM

Seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher underwent a second operation Monday, and doctors have said his condition is 'slightly improved.' Schumacher is still in an induced coma and remains in critical condition.

“We have effectively at the end of the afternoon, received a transitional improvement in the pressure on the brain for Michael Schumacher,” anesthesiologist professor Jean-Francois Payen explained, via a stream aired by the BBC. “This meant we could take a new scan without putting him at risk. This showed signs he is relatively stable. So there is no worsening of the initial lesions.

“In discussing this with my neurosurgeon colleagues, we decided that since there was an improvement, we should do this operation. We didn’t think to do so initially. In the evening, this operation would allow, to reduce further the pressure on the brain. We did this overnight, and with a relatively good result. So this morning we took some more pictures/scans. We have noticed to evacuate the hematoma further, the situation is better controlled than yesterday.”

Dec 30, 1:41 PM

Michael Schumacher remains in critical condition; family releases statement

Dec 30, 1:41 PM

Michael Schumacher remains in an induced coma and is still in critical condition following a skiing accident in France Sunday.

His family released the following statement through his management team.

“We would like to thank the medical team who we know do everything possible to help Michael. We like to also thank the people from all around the world who have expressed their sympathy and sent their best wishes for Michael’s recovery. We would like to ask the media to respect the privacy of us and our friends and thank them for their support. Thank you.”

Dec 30, 7:18 AM

Michael Schumacher remains in medically induced coma; in critical condition

Dec 30, 7:18 AM

Doctors in Grenoble, France updated the condition of seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher Monday after suffering a head injury in a skiing accident Sunday. Schumacher is still in an induced coma and remains in critical condition after undergoing one operation since being admitted to the hospital.

“We cannot predict the future for Michael Schumacher,” Chief anesthesiologist Jean-Francois Payen said. “It’s too soon to talk about.”

Wearing a helmet may have prevented a situation that could have been much worse.

“Someone who had suffered this accident without a helmet would not have made it this far,” Payen said.

"He is in a critical state in terms of cerebral resuscitation," he added. "We are working hour by hour."

Dec 29, 5:23 PM

Report: Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident

Dec 29, 5:23 PM

Michael Schumacher is reportedly in critical condition after suffering serious brain trauma from a skiing accident Sunday, according to his management team via BBC News Europe.

According to the report, Schumacher is in a coma, the hospital treating him said in a statement via Agence France-Presse.

Dec 29, 4:26 PM

Report: Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident

Dec 29, 4:26 PM

Although no official word has come down from Schumacher's management team on the condition of Michael Schumacher, French radio station RMC is reporting the seven-time F1 world champion is in critical condition after a serious skiing accident in France. According to the report, Schumacher may have suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.

Schumachers' management team was expected to release a statement at some point Sunday.

Dec 29, 2:17 PM

Michael Schumacher's management team to update his condition following skiing accident

Dec 29, 2:17 PM

Michael Schumacher's management team is expected to update his condition after he was involved in a serious skiing accident Sunday. Schumacher reportedly suffered a head injury in the accident.

Dec 29, 9:15 AM

Report: Michael Schumacher suffers head injury in skiing accident

Dec 29, 9:15 AM

According to The Telegraph via Europe 1, Michael Schumacher suffered a head injury during a skiing accident in France.

The former racing driver's spokeswomen Sabine Kehm said in a statement: "Michael fell on his head when he was on a private skiing trip in the French Alps.

"He was taken to hospital and is receiving professional medical attention.

"We ask for understanding that we cannot give out continuous information about his health.

"He was wearing a helmet and was not alone. No one else was involved in the fall."

Quotes via mirror.co.uk

Dec 29, 8:25 AM

Report: Michael Schumacher taken to hospital after skiing accident

Dec 29, 8:25 AM

Seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher has reportedly been taken to hospital after suffering a head injury in a skiing accident in France, according to The Telegraph. 

According to a report on Mirror.co.uk, Schumacher was air-lifted by helicopter after a seroius collision. According to the report, he was wearing a helmet and crashed into a rock.

Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director general of Meribel ski resort, told radio station RMC: "For the moment I don't know the severity of the injury.

Quote via news.sky.com.