Michael Schumacher's care costs spiral as 'painful' recovery drags on

By admin
17 February 2015

Nearly 14 months have passed since racing driver Michael Schumacher’s tragic skiing accident in 2013 and little is known about his progress.

It has been reported that a private medical team of 15 people are caring for the 46-year-old racing champion at his mansion beside Lake Geneva.

The Express, a British newspaper, recently reported that the seven-time World Champion still can’t speak and has limited consciousness of his surroundings.

'There is no miracle on the horizon'

“Progress is painfully slow,” says a member of his inner circle. "There is no miracle on the horizon."

Michael’s family has placed a total ban on the media regarding news of the former Mercedes and Ferrari racing driver. They even put up tents to prevent paparazzi from taking photographs of him.

Last month, Italy's Autosprint reported the father of two sometimes cries when he hears his family's voices, but that he spends much of this time “staring into the void."

Peter Hamlyn, a neurospecialist and expert in head injuries sustained during sport, says the public and Michael’s family are pained by the same fact – progress is slow and 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," he added.

Sources: grandprix.com, express.co.uk, ibtimes.com

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