Much time has passed since the news of the terrible injury received by the Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher. As is known, the incident, what happened to him during skiing, led to a prolonged coma. For the health of the pilot racing car continues to experience the whole world. However, reports about the consistently poor condition of the athlete are gradually replaced by rather encouraging news. What is the state of Schumacher today and do he have prospects for a return to normal life?

What happened to Schumacher?

The state of Schumacher after the received head trauma

On December 29, 2015, the sports community was shocked by the news distributed by the popular French radio station "Europe". As it became known, on the eve of Michael together with his son Mick went skiing to the winter resort of Meribel. During one of the descents the driver flew out of the road, stumbled and hit the stone. Despite the presence of a protective helmet on the head of the athlete, they received a terrible brain injury. The victim was rushed to the intensive care unit of the hospital in Grenoble.

Numerous mass media began to declare that the life of the sportsman is not threatened. However, later the doctors evaluated Schumacher's condition as critical. Immediately after the incident, the rider was put into a state of artificial coma in order to maintain stable vital signs.

Public response

Immediately after reports appeared in the press about the disappointing state of Schumacher, the fans of motorsport immediately occupied the hospital where the athlete was. A stream of numerous journalists rushed to the entrance to the hospital, trying to test the strength of the medical facility. However, only units managed to glance at the victim's side, if only from the corner of the eye.

It is known that there was a daredevil who decided to tell the public about how Michael Schumacher is feeling. The condition of the athlete, which was noted in his medical record, interested one of the hospital workers. However, he managed to obtain not the entire medical history of the victim, but only a few pages, where information was available on the surgical interventions performed after the tragedy. The young man tried to sell the document to journalists, but soon he was detained by the police. However, the resonant case did not reach final trials in court, because soon there was a message that the criminal hanged himself on a sheet in the prison cell, where he expected the verdict.

All this time, Michael Schumacher was unconscious. Perhaps, it was even better for his health. After all, who knows how would change the state of the athlete, he learns about the incredible excitement around his own person.

Schumacher: state of health

Currently, Michael Schumacher was discharged from the hospital. This in a recent interview with BBC News told the lawyer athlete Felix Damm. However, the former driver can not move independently. The lawyer noted that Michael was not even able to stand on his own without assistance. So the state of Schumacher still remains disappointing.

Today, the former champion is in Switzerland on a private villa near Lake Geneva, where he undergoes a rehabilitation course with the support of medical personnel and relatives. Before that, Schumacher, as already mentioned, for half a year was in a state of deep coma.