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Injured Schumi to return home?

2014-04-02 07:46

STILL IN A COMA: Injured Michael Schumacher, who remains in a critical state, has been in a medically-induced coma since his skiing incident in December 2013. Image: AP, Victor Caivano

GRENOBLE, France - Amid fears that that Michael Schumacher  would not emerge from a three-month coma, it has been reported Schumacher's wife Corinna is making arrangements for a multi-million dollar medical facility to be added to their house on Lake Geneva.

A leading sports doctor says it could be safe to move Schumacher from the French hospital in Grenoble to his home in Switzerland.

'SAFE TO TRANSPORT SCHUMI'

Reinhard Weinstabl, a sports doctor with a private facility in Vienna, said: "A transfer can always be performed, ideally with a helicopter. It would be safe to transport Schumacher.

"There is a question about whether he is still artificially ventilated, but although technically complicated, it is also feasible to transport even an intubated patient."

Asked what Schumacher would need once he arrived home, he explained: "There would need to be an intensive care room with ventilation facilities."

Schumacher suffered serious brain damage when his head hit rocks after he fell while skiing at the French Alpine resort of Meribel in December 2013. He is being treated at a hospital in Grenoble, France, where he remains in an artificially induced coma.

DRASTIC WEIGHT-LOSS, LAPSES IN CARE?

Earlier in March 2014, Wheels24 reported that a medical expert believed former Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher had lost a quarter of his body weight since a skiing fall in France.

On March 27, F1's former chief docto Gary Hartstei alleged that "serious lapses" in early treatment may have worsened Schumacher's condition.

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