Very little is known of Michael Schumacher’s health since he sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.
Michael Schumacher’s manager is holding out hope that he will “one day be back with us” in a rare update on the Formula One legend’s condition.
Schumacher sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France in December 2013 and very little is known of his health.
Two weeks ago, Luca di Montezemolo, the former president of Ferrari, where he won five of his record seven F1 titles, said the 47-year-old’s condition was “not good”.
Speaking at the opening of an exhibition of Schumacher’s career in Marburg, Germany, his manager Sabine Kehm said his loved ones are still struggling to come to terms with the accident.
“He is the most successful driver in history and sometimes, on days like this, it is good to be reminded of it. Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him. We know what has happened and cannot change it,” Kehm said in Britain’s Telegraph.
“We must accept it and hope with everything we have that with continued support and patience he will one day be back with us. Racing was his life and no one would have liked to have been here more than him.”
Schumacher spent six months in an induced coma following the crash has been receiving specialist treatment at his home in Switzerland since September 2014.
Ever since the accident, there has been much speculation about Schumacher’s condition, with many reports refuted by Kehm.
According to the Telegraph, she accused a German magazine of raising “false hopes” in December when it claimed Schumacher was walking again.
Earlier reports said he was paralysed and confined to a wheelchair, while in November 2014 his friend and former racing driver Philippe Streiff said he could not speak and had memory problems.