It's been a running theme throughout Formula One driver Michael Schumacher's recovery from a tragic skiing accident - if word doesn't come from the German's family, management or medical teams, it should not be taken as fact. Germany's Focus magazine and a few other outlets are learning just such a lesson after claiming that doctors at Grenoble University Hospital had abandoned the process of waking the seven-time World Champion from the coma that's gripped him since a skiing accident on December 29.

Focus originally claimed that unforeseen complications had arisen, forcing doctors to put the delicate process of waking Schumacher on hold. That decision left some informed observers, like former F1 medical delegate Dr. Gary Hartstein, rather confused.


As it turned out, the confusion was warranted, with Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, going so far as to issue a statement saying the German's condition was "unchanged."

"This phase can take a long time, which, much to our regret, can lead to many misinterpretations," Kehm said, according to The Daily Mail.

Schumacher has been in the hospital for nearly eight weeks. It's been three weeks since doctors decided to begin withdrawing sedation in a bid to wake the German driver up, and less than two weeks since reports that Schumacher had contracted and beaten pneumonia. Of course, we'll be sure to keep you updated if any (official) information becomes available.


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      xspeedy
      • 10 Months Ago
      The silence is deafening. The fact we are not hearing anything is likely very bad news.
      certainsnark
      • 10 Months Ago
      Oh look, it's time for Autoblog's weekly "Let's cash in on the Schumacher tragedy"! "Of course, we'll be sure to keep you updated if any (official) information becomes available." Please, you'll just repost any blogspam that gets sufficient attention just like you have been since the start, official or not.
      vassyg16
      • 10 Months Ago
      Desperately hoping there's better news behind the scenes that his management just hasn't deemed ready to be shared yet. Not trying to push this on anyone, but saying a prayer for he and his family every now and then might be a good idea.