Schumacher family 'strongly believe' in recovery
14 February 2014 – Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, has released another statement over the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion's condition, explaining that his family "strongly believe" in his recovery.
Schumacher has been in a medically-induced coma at Grenoble Hospital since suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29, but doctors began the waking up process in late January.
After declining to comment on rumours that Schumacher had contracted pneumonia, Kehm has now spoken out to reiterate that "any decisive new information" regarding the German's health will be communicated.
"Michael's family would like to again express their sincere thanks for the continuous sympathy coming from all over the world," read the statement. "The good wishes they receive help the family and, we are convinced they also help Michael, who still is in a waking up process.
"As often in such situation, no day is like the next. The family is thankful for one's understanding that they would not wish to disclose medical details in order to protect Michael's privacy. As assured from the beginning we will continue to communicate any decisive new information on Michael's health state. We are aware that the wake up phase can take a long time.
"The family continues to strongly believe in Michael's recovery and place all their trust in the doctors, nurses and nursing auxiliaries team. The important thing is not the speed of the recovery but that Michael's healing process progresses in a continuous and controlled way."