F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher latest health update reveals the F1 driver is still on the arduous path to recovery. Michael Schumacher or Schumi to his friends and family has been under constant 24/7 medical care since his 2013 head injury.
Since his accident, the family has imposed a media blackout regarding the retired Formula One racer’s health status.
Schumacher’s health ordeal started when he and his family went on a skiing holiday at a French Alps resort. While skiing on December 29, 2013, Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock. He was airlifted to the hospital. He then went on to receive medical attention at the University Hospital Center in Grenoble.
To help Schumacher’s healing, he was put in a medically induced coma. Michael’s manager Sabine Kehm reported he came out of the coma on June 6, 2014, Christian Post notes.
The Bitbag reports he has returned to his home on September 9, 2014 to recuperate. Reports say that he has a team of 15 full fledged surgeons, nutritionists and physiotherapists to give the F1 legend 24/7 medical care. Aside from that, his family has also installed $14 million worth of hospital equipment. To make sure that Michael receives the best medical attention even at home, the family reportedly shells out $140,000 (AU$188,967) a week.
However, from what we know so far, Michael Schumacher still has not fully recovered. FX News Call reports that Schumi still cannot talk and walk.
Despite this, Kehm still keeps a positive outlook for the race car driver. She admits that Schumacher’s condition is improving although recovery may be slow due to the severity of his injury.
Michael Schumacher made his Formula One debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. He then went on to secure two titles driving under Benetton before securing 5 consecutive Formula One titles for Ferrari. Formula One refers to Michael Schumacher as “statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen.”
The Michael Schumacher latest health update reveals little about Schumi’s recovery. However, everyone is still hoping for the best that the greatest Formula One driver will recover enough to grace the Formula One racing event again.