'Small signs of progress' for Schumacher
14 April 2014 – Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress" as he slowly recovers from a serious head injury, his long-time manager, Sabine Kehm, has confirmed.
Doctors at the University Hospital of Grenoble, France are continuing their attempts to bring Schumacher out of his medically induced coma, following the German's skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29.
"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Kehm explained during an interview with German broadcaster ARD.
"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.
"I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.
"I don't want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field."
Kehm added that due to the nature of Schumacher's brain injury, "a medical prognosis is not possible".