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2014-09-15 09:55

SCHUMI IN RECOVERY: The family of the former F1 legend hopes that being surrounded by the familiar surroundings of his home will aid Michael Schumacher's recovery. Image: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi

Michael Schumacher is being treated at home by a medical team numbering about 15.

Following a coma and hospitalisation as a result of his skiing fall in December 2013, the Formula 1 legend returned home to his estate on the shore of Lake Geneva earlier in Septmeber 2014.

German Newspaper Bild am Sonntag claims Schumacher is now being tended to by a team whose size and expertise is comparable to the medical specialists who cared for him until recently at the rehabilitation clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland.

LARGE TEAM OF SPECIALIST

A spokesman for the clinic confirmed: "A large part of the team that cares for Michael now was trained by our specialists.

"We are following his treatment and are still a point of contact and entirely at his disposal."

Former Ferrari and Mercedes driver Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm said that the 45-year-old driver was not moving home because his medical condition had significantly changed.

Manfred Spitzer, medical director at a specialist brain hospital in Germany, told Bild: "I do not know the condition of Michael Schumacher, but if it is stable, then the familiar surroundings (of his home) can certainly help for now.

"Such emotional stimulation is very important for patients who have suffered a severe brain trauma."

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