Michael Schumacher: A Determined Fighter On and Off the Track

Experts felt Michael Schumacher would not recuperate from his state of induced coma after a skiing accidents. Schumacher though once again beat odds- much like he was known to do in F1 - and has emerged as a fighting winner.

updated: June 16, 2014 15:46 IST
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Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher recovered from coma and was discharged from his hospital in Grenoble on Monday (June 16). The German legend battled life-threatening head injuries since suffering an unfortunate skiing accident on December 29, last year.

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File Photo: An image of former F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, from Germany, is displayed on the big screen during the second practice session at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

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While experts and doctors were not too hopeful and said that a state of induced coma should ideally not last for more than two weeks, Schumacher's recovery shows the fighting spirit of the 44-year-old. His manager Sabine Khem said that he would now begin a "long phase of rehabilitation" but fans around the world would rejoice in the fact that their earnest prayers were finally answered.

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