F1 champion Michael Schumacher is showing moments of consciousness after months in a coma. His agent Sabine Kehm said in a statement to the media that Schumacher is making progress. Doctors in France have been working to bring the seven-time champion out of a medically induced coma.
On 29 December 2013, Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick descending the Combe de Saulire below the Dent de Burgin above Méribel in the French Alps.
While crossing on unsecured off-piste area between two Piste Chamoix and Piste Maudit he fell and hit his head on a rock, sustaining a head injury despite wearing a ski helmet.
According to his physicians, Schumacher would most likely have died had he not been wearing a helmet.
Schumacher was put into a medically induced coma because of having suffered a traumatic brain injury; his doctors reported on 7 March 2014, that his condition was stable.
On 4 April 2014, Schumacher’s agent reported that he was showing “moments of consciousness” as he was gradually withdrawn from the medically induced coma, adding to reports by relatives of “small encouraging signs” over the preceding month.