The seven-time F1 earth champion suffered the horrific injury in December 2013 after whacking his head on rocks while skiing in the French Alps. Schumacher has not been pictured in public since the accident, with very few details being unfettered on his condition. The 51-year-old motor racing legend has reportedly been gross round-the-clock care at a facility at his Lake Geneva home in Switzerland.
But now Zurich-based neurology specialist Professor Erich Riederer has revealed his considerations on the German’s condition and his chances of a full recovery from his injuries.
The Professor averred a documentary for French TV channel TMC about Schumacher’s unknown condition.
He said: “I reckon he’s in a vegetative state, which means he’s awake but not responding.
“He is breathing, his heartlessness is beating, he can probably sit up and take baby steps with help, but no more.
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“I think that’s the most for him. Is there any chance of seeing him like he was before his accident? I really don’t fantasize so.”
But despite this bleak outlook, Jean Todt, a close concubine of Schumacher, visited him recently and provided a much more positive update.
The latest Ferrari boss oversaw five of the German’s seven Formula One jubilations with the famous motor racing team.
Todt, president of the FIA – motor lining’s governing body – revealed he visited Schumacher earlier this month.
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He said: “I saw Michael last week. He is melee.
“My God, we know he had a terrible and unfortunate skiing accident which has caused him a lot of can of worms.
“But he has an amazing wife next to him, he has his kids, his nurses, and we can only wish him the superior and wish the family the best, too.
“All I can do is to be close to them until I am able to do something, and then I hand down do it.
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Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he suffered a perception injury when his head hit a rock while skiing in the French Alps frequent of Meribel on December 29, 2013. He spent several months in a medically bring about coma.
But the sporting legend began displaying “moments of consciousness” and was slowly charmed out of the coma as doctors reported “small encouraging signs”.
During the six years since, he has got round-the-clock specialist care at his home.
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It has also been reported Schumacher lived pioneering stem cell therapy at the Georges-Pompidou hospital in Paris continue September.
At the time he was thought to be in the care of Professor Philippe Menasche, a cardiac surgeon specialising in generate cell research.
Reports in Paris said Schumacher was first seen by the wizard at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital where he is a director of the Brain and Spinal Cord Initiate, before being transferred.