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‘Small, encouraging signs’ in Schumacher’s condition

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-12

There are small, encouraging signs in the condition of former Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, but he still faces a long struggle to recover after suffering brain damage in a December skiing accident, his agent has said.

"We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up," his agent and spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a written statement made public on Wednesday.

"There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient," she added.

Kehn said last week that Schumacher was “still in the wake-up phase,” more than two months after a ski crash in the French Alps that left him hospitalized with severe head injuries.

Schumacher's family has released few details about his condition.

He remains in hospital in the eastern city of Grenoble, where doctors put him in a medically-induced coma to reduce the chances of swelling of the brain and to allow it to rest.

However, observers have expressed worry about the amount of time the former motor racing star has remained in the coma, noting that his chances of recovery diminish the longer he fails to wake up.

(FRANCE 24 with Reuters, AP)

Date created : 2014-03-12

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