Michael Schumacher Will Recover Within Three Years, Predicts Doctor

Jean-Francois Payen, who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months, said the former multiple world champion is no longer in coma.

updated: October 23, 2014 14:18 IST
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Michael Schumacher was in a state of induced coma for nearly six months but fans and well-wishers kept hopes alive.
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Paris: A French physician, who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a ski accident, says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. (Also Read: Michael Schumacher is 'Waking Up Slowly', Confirms Son Mick)

Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher family at home in Switzerland to track his patient's progress.

"Life after a head injury is punctuated by stages," Payen told RTL radio on Thursday. He predicted a convalescence of one to three years. "We hope, but we have to give him time." (Schumacher Can Lead a 'Normal Life' Soon: Former Ferrari Boss)

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