Schumacher showing 'encouraging signs' - Brawn

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Michael Schumacher is showing "encouraging signs" in the wake of the seven-time Formula One world champion's skiing accident, according to Ross Brawn.

The German was hospitalised following the incident in December 2013 and placed into a medically-induced coma, before being allowed home to continue his rehabilitation in September 2014.

Updates on the 47-year-old's health have been rare, but Brawn - who was Ferrari's technical director during Schumacher's dominant spell with the team - spoke on the matter on Thursday.

"The family have chosen to conduct Michael's convalescence in private and I must respect that," he told the BBC 

"There are encouraging signs and we are all praying every day that we see more of them. So it is difficult for me to say very much and respect the family's privacy. 

"All I would say is there is a lot of speculation about Michael's condition. Most of it's wrong and we just pray and hope every day that we continue to see some progress and that one day we can see Michael out and about and recovered from his terrible injuries."