Michael Schumacher could return home next month: Reports
Zurich: There is some good news for Michael Schumacher fans. The Formula One legend could return home by the end of August, according to a report on Daily Star website yesterday.
The report said experts at the Switzerland hospital, where he is currently treated, say the German is using his eyelids to communicate with his wife Corinna, daughter Gina-Maria and son Mick. He is likely to be given an advanced wheelchair that he can control with his mouth to help with his recovery.
The seven-time F1 champion remains paralysed after waking from a six-month coma last month. Schumacher suffered serious head injuries during a skiing accident last December.
At the weekend, Schumacher's wife thanked fans for their constant support. According to reports in Switzerland, she told them: "The German Grand Prix gives me the perfect opportunity to cordially thank you all for the good wishes and positive energies you keep sending to Michael.
I have to say your sympathies blew us all away. Now, we are facing a phase which will presumably take a long time."
December 29, 2013: Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick in the French Alps. While crossing an unsecured area between Piste Chamoix and Piste Maudit, he fell and his head hit a rock, sustaining a head injury despite wearing a ski helmet.
March 7, 2014: Doctors report that his condition is stable, but very critical.
April 4: Schumacher's agent says that he is showing "moments of consciousness".
June 16: Schumacher is out of coma and leaves Grenoble Hospital for an undisclosed location, where he was expected to continue rehabilitation.