Berlin: Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.
"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ARD.
"There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious, which make us happy and give us great courage.
"Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.
Kehm stressed that any interaction with Schumacher is "on a very limited basis" and added that "a medical prognosis is not possible" due to the nature of his brain injury.
Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in Grenoble, since being badly injured in a ski accident.