If you haven't been worrying about the fate of Michael Schumacher, perhaps now is the time to start. Doctors have spent the past two weeks attempting to bring the seven-time Formula One World Champion out of the coma he's been in since a December 29 skiing accident, but attempts to elicit responses to "deliberate stimuli" have been absent. Rather, Schumacher has only displayed reflex twitches.

The report comes from Germany's Bild-Zeitung, which was picked up by Fox Sports, so we'd like to stress that this is not an official update. Schumacher's medical and PR teams have been quiet since the initial announcement that doctors would begin easing the German's sedative levels.

According to the German publication, Schumacher's wife, Corinna, continues to spend her days at the driver's bedside, talking to him. Patients in Schumi's condition have been known to show improvements when being exposed to a continuous, familiar voice. As explained in previous posts, patients that remain in induced comas for too long may never wake up, or if they do, suffer from mental deficits and personality changes.

In other Schumacher-related news, it's been reported that newly retired team principal, Ross Brawn, has been by to visit the stricken F1 driver. Brawn was instrumental in Schumacher's rise to the top of the sport, as team principal for all seven of his championships.

As always, should new information on Schumacher's condition become available, we'll be sure to let you know.


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      wave9x
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm still rooting for you Schumi
      • 11 Months Ago
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      T.rack
      • 11 Months Ago
      Now is a good time for another great come from behind win
      john m
      • 11 Months Ago
      oh boy... I hope he's gonna be alright. Hang in there Shumi!
      EvilTollMan
      • 11 Months Ago
      My thoughts are with him and his family.
      budwsr25
      • 11 Months Ago
      If the family and doctors don\'t want the media to report speculation then they should do a weekly update of his condition. Then all the lies would stop.
      Technoir
      • 11 Months Ago
      Crazy how life can change in the blink of an eye. He was at the top of the world, multiple world champion, billionaire, had anything he wanted, lived the dream, and a second later he is in a coma.
        Susy Espen
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Technoir
        So true and a lesson for us all..cherish every day as we can see how quickly life can pull the rug out from beneath us
      Stinkyboy
      • 11 Months Ago
      I hope he is unaware of his circumstances. Imagine if he were?
      Herman Exum
      • 11 Months Ago
      Have they considered doing the merciful act? Not a desirable or easy decision but considering the circumstances...
      redssstew
      • 11 Months Ago
      Very Sad News!
      Phlegming Liberal
      • 11 Months Ago
      If "familiar sounds" is what he needs, perhaps the sound revving of F1 engine can help?
      Guillermo Gomez
      • 9 Months Ago
      10 de Febrero 2014....desde lejos estamos siguiéndote y deseando que Dios todo poderoso abrace con su misericordia y su piedad ese gran Milagro para que puedas salvar y levantar porque eres tu quien en tu propio espíritu de tu Batalla estas ahí para merecer todo ese Bien que hace temblar al Mal, es tu Ser y Alma para resistir sin perder la Fe querido Michael porque aquí estamos Presentes , pidiendo por ti sin que tengamos que olvidarlo jamás , aún siendo difícil y largo el camino , pero nuestra Esperanza, Amor y Fe estarán siempre vivas; desde lejos recordar que también está ese médico cubano Dr. Calixto Machado Curbelo * neurofisiológo en esa Tierra querida y bella la Cuba de sus cubanos y amigos; que extiende su mano franca y experiencia si todavía la aceptan porque vale la pena sin otra razón, ADELANTE estamos juntos para tu familia, Amigos, Profesionales de la Salud , aquí estamos.... Un amigo lejos... Gracias.
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