Michael Schumacher Health Status News and Rumors: F1 Driver Reacting To Treatment; Is There Hope For Him?

By Jenn Loro - 31 May '16 08:58AM

F1 and seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is still on the path to recovery following a terrible skiing accident with his son in the Swiss Alps nearly two years ago. Shumacher's family is meticulously private so updates on the champ's health is extremely scarce. However, ex-Ferrari chief Luca Di Montezemolo recently revealed that the German-born racer is now 'reacting' to medical treatment.

"I'm very pleased to know that he is reacting. I know how strong he is. I'm sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation. And I really hope," Montezemolo said as quoted by Express.

Montezemolo did not add any more details on Schumacher's current medical progress but hopes that the 47-year-old racing legend will come out from his ordeal in full recovery. Also, Sabine Kehm recently spoke about the F1 champ, the first time in months, as she received the Inaugural Nurburgring Award on Michael Shumacher's behalf.

"This award is an acknowledgement of his great willpower, his motivation, his talent, his discipline and his work ethic," Shumacher's manager said as quoted by Sports Mole.

"We have to accept it and learn to deal with it. We will continue to hope and do everything so that it will be different again," she continued while expressing hope for the F1 legend's recovery.

While family, friends, and supporters express optimism for him to bounce back, insider reports paint a seemingly hopeless case for Shumacher. Currently, the racing champion remains largely immobile and unable to talk with only a limited awareness of what's going on around him. The insider source also added that 'progress is painfully slow' and that there are no signs of 'miracle' looming on the horizon, Crossmap reported.

Meanwhile, a team of 15 medical experts led by Professor Jean Francois Payen is overseeing his 24/7 care. Payen was the same surgeon who operated on Shumacher's brain. The racer's recovery process reportedly costs around $154,000 every week.

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