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No guarantee of Michael Schumacher getting back to normal


Michael Schumacher

London : With stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher’s care costs reportedly having soared to over 10 million pounds since his horrific ski accident in the French Alps nearly 14 months ago, there is still no guarantee for anxious family and friends that the German would ever make it back to normal.

Schumacher’s family has imposed a total news blackout on the care he is receiving at his Swiss mansion home on the shores of Lake Geneva, yet it is reportedly known that the German remains mute with limited awareness of his environment and is also still unable to walk.

An insider revealed that progress is painfully slow, adding that there is no miracle on the horizon, the Daily Express reported.

A 15-strong medical team advised by Professor Jean-Francois Payen, who operated on his brain blood clots after his catastrophic ski accident at Meribel on December 29 2013, cares for the seven-time Formula One world champion around the clock.

Payen reportedly remains in constant contact with the family and medical team wherever he is in the world, with one of his main tasks managing the expectations of wife Corinna and Schumacher children Mick, 15, and Gina-Maria, 17.

Peter Hamlyn, a consultant neurological and spinal surgeon and expert in the field of head injuries in sport, claimed that what tortures the public is the same thing that tortures the family, which is that progress is slow and uncertain.