'No miracle on the horizon' for Schumi

2015-02-16 17:39

GENEVA, Switzerland - Nearly 14 months after his late-2013 skiing fall little new is known about the great Michael Schumacher's medical progress.

The 46-year-old is reportedly cared for by a private medical team numbering 15 professionals around the clock at his mansion on the shore of Lake Geneva.

But in a new report published by the UK newspaper Express, it is claimed the seven-times F1 champion "remains mute with limited awareness of his environment" and still "unable to walk".


"Progress is painfully slow," said an insider.  "There is no miracle on the horizon."

The report said Schumacher's family had now imposed a total media blackout on news about the former Mercedes and Ferrari driver while tents have been erected to stop paparazzi photographing the F1 star.

Peter Hamlyn, described as a neuro-surgeon and sports head-injury expert, said: "What tortures the public is the same thing that tortures the family – progress is slow, progress is uncertain. If you look at severe head-injury victims who go on to make a good recovery - and I'm not saying all do - it will always be a story of years."


  • Michael Meiring - 2015-02-16 18:26

    Still the best Formula One driver ever, I for one respect the Scumacher's Families request for privacy.

      Alta Egor - 2015-02-16 22:26

      Definitely deserves privacy and I hope he recovers. Definitely a F1 great. Definitely also not the best ever.For various reasons, Senna, Lauda, Fangio ...

  • Grant Mattheys - 2015-02-16 18:27

    Leave the man alone you media vultures

  • Sabeer Mahomed - 2015-02-16 18:45

    So now the media should have no freedom? No more "puswus charlie" or whatever that French buttkissin phrase was?

      Ken Jay May - 2015-02-16 22:25

      It's actually puswus morehamhead!

  • Derek Less Harley - 2015-02-16 18:50

    Reporting that there is nothing to report?

  • Dawn Pithie - 2015-02-16 18:53

    I think 2 things are clear :- 1. He was one of the greatest drivers ever 2. No complete recovery expected. Give thanks for the man and the memories. Allow the family the space to grieve and move in without prying. And if the day comes when he has recovered sufficiently we can all rejoice.

      Craig Ferguson - 2015-02-16 23:09

      that's so well said

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2015-02-16 18:58

    Its the will of god no one can change it

      Pack Age - 2015-02-16 21:47

      God had nothing to do with it!

  • Spijo Skhokho - 2015-02-16 19:33

    sometimes pulling will ease the pain of seeing someone suffering while they are alive. Alot of money is wasted on an individual who is suffering. forgive me for being honest

      mitzi.scheepers - 2015-02-16 20:13

      Why worry how his wife spends their millions?

  • Claire Viljoen - 2015-02-16 19:44

    Can they atleast first read up on the miracle effects of stillnox on brain damage patients and try that first...

  • sthembize.zulu - 2015-02-16 19:46

    The family should simply pull the plug; why let him suffer?

  • clinton.swanepoel.14 - 2015-02-16 21:48

    Hope you get well Michael.

  • Alicia Motsepe - 2015-02-16 22:11

    How sad. What a great man. I wish you well and pray that you will recover and soon at that.

  • Edward Gobey - 2015-02-17 05:59

    Strange how people that made millions from the public always want "privacy" when it suits them. Somewhat like prostitution. You open your legs and you can not claim otherwise

  • Charles Fuchs - 2015-02-17 07:30

    Get well Micheal.

  • Deserè Steenberg - 2015-02-17 09:00

    Hang in there Schumie, your race is not over yet !

  • flaix - 2015-02-17 10:25

    What's the latest on Jules?

      Zair Mendez - 2015-02-18 09:34

      Same story boet, receiving phsio whilst in coma......i wouldn't wanna go on if in the same situation...

  • Zair Mendez - 2015-02-18 09:34

    Painful stuff...

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