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Michael Schumacher slowly getting better, says wife Corinna

Jul 11, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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Michael Schumacher’s condition is slowly improving following his transfer to a rehabilitation centre in Switzerland, according to his wife, Corinna.

The seven-time F1 world champion suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident at the end of last year that put him in a coma for almost six months.

After being cared for by neurologists in Grenoble, Schumacher came out of his coma and left the hospital in June.

He has since been moved to a rehabilitation centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in the care of head injury patients.

Speaking to German magazine Neue Post, Corinna briefly commented on her husband’s condition, saying: “It’s getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it’s improving.”

This news will undoubtedly bring a smile to members of the F1 community who have closely followed Schumacher’s condition since the accident in December.

Last month, his management confirmed that his medical files had been stolen, but there have been no further updates on this.

Schumacher has been honored by a number of drivers and teams within the F1 paddock, with many choosing to run with messages of support on their helmets and cars in 2014. Although Corinna’s update is encouraging, there is still a long road to recovery ahead for the most decorated individual in the history of Formula 1.

  1. techmeister1 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    Wow, that’s GREAT news to hear that Schumi continues to improve. I’m sure we all wish him a full recovery as soon as possible!

  2. testover6370 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    That seems like a good sign that his wife is publicly commenting on improvements.

  3. manik56 - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    I wish we had some sense of what he is improving from. Unfortunately, I get the sense that he barely functions and we will never see him in public again. I pray that is not the case.

    • worknman24hours - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:26 PM

      We can think that but the truth is that no one can predict the level of Michael’s recovery ( and you did’nt).

      So to read his wife out in public smiling and talking positively about progress for Michael-that’s good stuff for sure.

      As others here have already said,we hope for the best for Michael and his family.

      There is plenty of time for an impressive recovery from very long odds.

      And Mike is a guy you can’t count out ever.

      Especially with such a great wife and family at his side.

      Schumy,looking to see you at trackside in the pits maybe on crutches in 2015.

      Just good to know things are getting better.

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