Michael Schumacher, seven-time Formula One champion, has finally left the French hospital where he has been for nearly six months. He’s been at the French hospital since suffering a severe head injury while skiing at Meribel with his son last December 29th in the French Alps.
During the accident, Schumacher crashed into some rocks and hit hard enough that the impact actually split his helmet. Doctors in Grenoble put him into a medically induced coma to rest his brain and reduce swelling. They also removed several blood clots, although some were simply too deep to be safely removed.
Details on Schumacher’s recovery have been sparse as his family seeks privacy for his rehabilitation. His release from the French hospitals was confirmed by his agent, Sabine Kehm, who said, “he is not in a coma anymore,” and that he would “continue his long phase of rehabilitation.”
That rehabilitation is set to take place at the Lausanne University Hospital, close to the family’s Swiss home.
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Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.