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Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Eat Sleep Watch F1 Repeat, Dec 29, 2013.
Is this official good news?
Full recovery on the cards?
I know we should treat all unofficial reports on Schumacher's progress as potential BS, so I share this link only so people know what the current potential BS rumours are. And it might even be true, who knows?
The article in the Telegraph gives more detail. Is sad, but in a way not unexpected.
Not unexpected, and not necessarily the final outcome either. Progress will be one step at at time. I would imagine it may be years before we know to what extent he will recover.
Have to play the long game now. Surreal.
The news is again apparently duff. Schumacher's manager Sabine kehm has said strieff is neither a friend nor has he visited him.
Like others here, I took this story with a large pinch of salt but, equally, I wouldn't take the words of Sabine Kehm as the gospel truth either. In contrast to the Bianchi family, the Schumachers have been highly secretive about anything to do with Michael's condition since day one.
The only thing we can be certain of is that we don't know his condition and the family don't want us to know. That is their prerogative, of course, but it does seem somewhat mean considering all his fans around the world who are keen to know. But in a way, I don't blame them because Schumi has always had as many haters as fans and the Schumachers' first wish will naturally be to protect Michael.
Still, their silence will only provoke more speculation and further stories such as this. It's a media catch-22 but, then again, I presume that there isn't really any substantial good news for them to share.
Started to choke up reading this. But I know as stubborn as he is, he will fight.
If this us true , then horrid in one way , but positive in another . What a sad sad situation .
Some positive news apparently, although not specified in this article.
"Michael Schumacher is 'making progress' as he continues his long battle to recover from injuries sustained in a skiing accident in 2013.
That is the verdict of his manager, Sebine Kehm, who insists that the Formula 1 legend is showing signs of improvement – despite the severity of his condition.
"We are pleased to continue to say that he is making progress, and I say that always, given the severity of his head injuries," German newspaper BILD quotes Kehm as saying."
"Earlier this month it was revealed that his wife, Corinna Schumacher, had sold her husband's £25m jet and holiday home after coming to terms with the fact that the racing driver is unlikely to ever fully recover.
According to German magazine Bunte, Corinna has been running the business side of Michael's life as he remains immobile and unable to speak.
Bunte reported: "When it became clear that the old Schumi perhaps never would return, Corinna had to accept her new life. She had to act.
"She took over the job, and the power, of her husband as an act of succession. Corinna underwent a remarkable transformation - from his wife to the clan chief, a lady who trained as a sales clerk to the manager of a multi-millions company.""
Montezemolo wades in.
"F1 great Michael Schumacher's former boss at Ferrari says the latest news about the German's health "is not good" - but refuses to elaborate.
"I have news and unfortunately it is not good," Luca di Montezemolo told reporters on Thursday."
If he's not going to elaborate, he hasn't got news surely. Anyway, doesn't sound good.
Not surprising , but sadly not unexpected .
That's a lot of ambiguity there. Probably best saying nothing at all.
Although I'm still hoping for some miracle recovery, it really feels like we're all just waiting for the inevitable sadly. It's really not the way a legend should go out. :'(
This thread has been tragic from the start. We hope to think he will come out with a few cuts or bruises dressed in a race suit ready to go again (the great delusion).
But it's far from it. The best thing I can say now, is that he is going out fighting. Like he always has.
If the day comes it will be one of the saddest days for sure. Corrina, Gina Maria and Mick are brave people to carry on with their life with a stiff upper lip.
Part of me wishes he never made it off that ski slope.
Possibly, but at least this way his kids get to see him go properly, and will adjust to it better. Rather than a shock passing away on the slopes.
A good read for those concerned.
I think it would have been better had he slipped away after the skiing accident, at least for his family sake.
Given the amount of head trauma he suffered it was always unlikely that he would make much of a positive recovery where he would be able to be seen in public again.
We can only imagine the sheer amount of time and money his full time care must be taking and the ongoing daily agony on his nearest and dearest, especially if he is slowly but surely deteriorating.
Not the way he would have wanted things I'm sure, or any of his fans or admirers.
Very sad indeed.