Formula 1 Legend Michael Schumacher to Be Brought Out of Induced Coma

By | January 31, 2014
Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, is slowly being taken out of a medically-induced coma, according to Formula 1's website. He has been kept in this state since enduring a head injury on a family ski trip to the Alps in December. “Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take a long time,” read a statement released on behalf of the Schumacher family. Schumacher is currently undergoing care at Grenoble's University Hospital in France. In the statement, the family also thanked fans for their support during the difficult situation. "The family of Michael Schumacher is again requesting to respect its privacy and the medical secret, and to not disturb the doctors treating Michael in their work. At the same time, the family wishes to express sincere appreciation for the world wide sympathy."
Schumacher began his career in racing in 1992 and is often regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, F1 racers of all time. His teams included Benetton, Jordan, Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz. He scored 91 race wins during his career before retiring in 2012. Source: Formula 1