Date: 4th April 2014 at 11:58am
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There is cautious optimism in the Bahrain paddock today as Michael Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm makes a positive statement regarding the German’s current condition.

The seven-time Formula One World Champion has been in a coma since he suffered a severe head injury skiing on Sunday 29th December 2013.

Over the past few months, Schumacher has undergone two operations on his brain and missed his 45th birthday.

The former Jordan, Benetton, Ferrari and Mercedes driver has remained at the French hospital in Grenoble throughout his treatment.

Updates from the doctors at Grenoble have been sparse since early January when they confirmed the news of his two operations, the first was to ease the pressure on his brain, with the second procedure removing a large haematoma from the left-hand side of Schumacher’s brain.

Instead the job of updating his millions of fans around the world has fallen on the shoulders of Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm who has released brief statements over the past couple of months.

In February it was confirmed that the German was currently going through the ‘process’ of coming out of his medically-induced coma, however this was clarified as a lengthy process and it still remains ongoing.

Last month she confirmed that there were ‘small, encouraging signs’ and today there has been another positive statement.

Kehm’s statement today read: ‘Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. We are on his side during his long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident.

‘We would like to thank you all for the continuous sympathies. At the same time we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness.’


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