Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher sustained a head injury on Sunday, Dec. 29, in a skiing accident at the Meribel Alpina resort in the French Alps. Schumacher suffered a brain haemorrhage in the fall and is currently in a coma.
Updates from Wednesday, March 12
Schumacher's agent, Sabine Kehm, delivered a cautiously optimistic message on Wednesday, revealing there are reasons to be encouraged in the ongoing process of bringing the 45-year-old out of a coma.
Kehm released a statement, per ITV.com, saying:
We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up. There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient.
Michael has suffered severe injuries. It is very hard to comprehend for all of us that Michael, who had overcome a lot of precarious situations in the past, has been hurt so terribly in such a banal situation.
It was clear from the start that this will be a long and hard fight for Michael. We are taking this fight on together with the team of doctors, whom we fully trust. The length of the process is not the important part for us.