Michael Schumacher latest: Family ‘more positive’ – but star NOT walking or talking


By Alex Wellman, Alexandra Williams

Wife Corinna and children upbeat on race legend’s progress since coming out of coma

Michael Schumacher’s family are in a “more positive frame of mind” following the news he is now out of a coma and undergoing rehabilitation.

The racing car driver’s wife Corinna and two children Gina-Maria and Mick are said to be encouraged by the progress the former F1 champ has made in recent weeks.

Their positivity comes despite rumours that Schumacher was able to walk and talk being quashed.

The German is however reported to be communicating using his eyes.

It was announced yesterday that Schumacher, 45, was finally out of a coma following damage to his brain sustained from a sickening skiing accident in December last year.

The former Ferrari racing driver has also been moved out of the hospital where surgeons had to operate on his brain and moved to one closer to his home.

It is understood that Schumacher is currently in the Service of Neurology department at the University Hospital of Lausanne but is expected to be moved to the neuro-rehabilitation unit on the fourth floor.

The unit is in an much quieter section of the hospital with small gardens and an indoor swimming pool to help patients recover.

It also has a private drive way for visitors and the facilities at the department are suited to patients who need to use mechanical ventilators – similar to the one helping Schumacher.



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