F1 legend Michael Schumacher has lost a quarter of his body weight while in coma, says report

Michael Schumacher, the once fit as a fiddle Formula One world champion has reportedly lost 25% of his body weight. Doctors have tried unsuccessfully to bring him out his medically induced coma since Schumacher suffered extensive brain injuries after a skiing accident on December 29.

updated: March 22, 2014 13:13 IST
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Michael Schumacher, who has been in medically induced coma since suffering extensive brain injuries after a skiing accident on December 29, has lost 25 per cent of his body weight , according to a media report. Schumacher, who was one of the fittest athletes on planet at the height of his glorious racing career, is reportedly down to about 120 pounds (approximately 55 kilos).

According to, Schumacher is suffering from serious muscle loss. "One must assume that his muscles have degraded greatly due to the immobility," Dr Curt Diehm, a German physician, told the website. Schumacher is suffering from a medical condition called "muscle atrophy", where there is partial or complete waste of muscle.

On March 12, Schumacher's agent Sabine Kehm issued the family statement which said that they are confident of his recovery from the life-threatening skiing accident that left him in coma. Doctors put the seven-time world champion in a medically induced coma after the December 29 accident in which he hit his head on a rock while skiing at the French resort of Meribel with his son and a group of friends.

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