Schumacher interacting on a limited basis - Kehm

Monday 14th April 2014, 00:09 by TF1T Staff 

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Michael Schumacher is showing "small signs of progress" according to his manager, Sabine Kehm, who visits the German on a daily basis along with his family.

Kehm, speaking to Germany's ARD, confirmed that the seven-time champion is often conscious and can "interact on a limit basis" with his surroundings.

"There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," she said. "There are moments when he is awake and moments when he is conscious.

"Of course I am not a doctor, but medically, there is a distinction between being awake and being conscious, the latter meaning there is an ability to interact with his surroundings.

"I don't want to disclose details out of respect for the family, but we have no doubt at all in the abilities of the doctors treating Michael, they are experts in their field."

She stressed that any interaction is "on a very limited basis", adding that "a medical prognosis is not possible" at this time, due to the severity of the injury.

Kehm also urged fans and doctors who haven't even seen or treated the German, to avoid speculating about his condition.

"What upsets the family most is media quoting doctors who are not treating Michael and untruths are constructed from these," she added.

"It has been a problem when outsiders comment and it means we have to set the record straight, even when we don't want to."

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