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Schumacher's rehabilitation to continue from home

09 Sep 2014

Former world champion Michael Schumacher is to be allowed home as he continues his recovery from the serious head injuries he sustained in a skiing accident last December. Schumacher has spent the last three months under specialist care in a Swiss hospital.

“Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home,” confirmed a statement released by his management on Tuesday. “Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.”

Schumacher was initially placed in an induced coma after falling and hitting his head on a rock during a family ski trip. After six months in Grenoble’s University Hospital in France, the German star was transferred to Lausanne’s University Hospital in June.

“We would like extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work,” continued Tuesday’s statement, adding: “We ask that the privacy of Michael's family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.”

With seven drivers’ titles, 91 Grand Prix victories and 68 pole positions, Schumacher remains the most successful driver in Formula One history. He retired at the end of the 2012 season.