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Michael Schumacher Returns Home for Further Rehabilitation

Michael Schumacher has finally returned to his Swiss family home after the tragic ski accident nine months ago. The 7 time Formula One Champion suffered severe brain injury after hitting his head on a rock while skiing in the French ski resort of Meribel. The former F1 driver was immediately admitted to Grenoble University Hospital where he was twice operated to remove haematomas from the brain to reduce swelling and after that he was transferred to the CHUV Hospital in Lausanne nearer to his home.

Michael Schumacher

Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm said that Schumi had returned home having made progress in the “past week and months.” She said, “Henceforth, Michael’s rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at the CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work. We ask that the privacy of Michael’s family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.”

Widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Schumi had won the 1994, 1995 World Championships for the team Benetton and five consecutive driver's titles from year 2000 to 2004 for team Ferrari. Micheal retired from Formula One in 2006 but returned in the 2010 as team Mercedes driver. Micheal holds record of being the only driver in Formula One history to finish in the top three in every race of a season along with a record for the most consecutive podium finishes.

Michael Schumacher

Kehm, also said that no further details can be provided at this time and the iconic driver will now be treated at home with his family maintaining their support to the F1 great, as they have done throughout his long recovery period.

Source : CarDekho