Sabine Kehm, Schumacher’s manager, told German TV station RTL that the driver is “making progress considering the severity of his injury” and “you have to give it time. I think you really just have to have patience.”
The seven-time Formula One champion, who lives in Gland, Switzerland, suffered severe brain damage, which left him in a coma for six months
Kehm said it was ‘not possible’ to say how long it would take for the 45-year-old to fully recover and expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love and support that has been offered to the beloved racer and his family.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 23, 2014
“The family is really very thankful and also very moved by it… I can only say again that the family is very happy and touched by the sympathetic messages. I think that positive energy can have a good effect,” said Kehm.
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The newspaper also reports Schumacher is paralyzed and in a wheelchair. In addition, he is unable to speak and has memory issues, according to former racing driver Philippe Streiff.