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2014-02-12 12:02

CONDITION WORSENS? Michael Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since December 2013. Image: SHUTTERSTOCK

GRENOBLE, France - Injured former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher, still in a coma in hospital since December 2013, has contracted a lung infection, according to a German newspaper.

Bild queried the report with Schumacher's spokesperson Sabine Kehm who replied: "We are not commenting on speculation."

The newspaper added that the effect on the fragile state of health of the 45-year-old was unknown.

STILL IN A COMA

Schumacher has been in a coma since December 2013, after he badly injured his head during a skiing fall, which caused severe swelling of the brain. Doctors said they were trying to bring him out of the coma by reducing his sedation.

Kehm said that process could take some time.

With little information being given to media, the hospital has been left to fend off rumours. In February 2014 it had to deny speculation flaring on social networks that Schumacher had died.
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