Michael Schumacher is "waking up", says his son

Michael Schumacher waking up from coma

Michael Schumacher's 15-year-old son Mick has revealed that the Formula One champion is "waking up very slowly; very slowly" following a ski accident which left him in a coma.

The 45-year-old is being treated at his home in Switzerland after spending six months in a medically-induced coma.

French F1 commentator Jean-Louis Moncet told Europe 1 radio station: "I saw his son and he told me that Schumi is waking up very slowly; very slowly.

"Although things are going at a slow pace, he has a lot of time, I would say he has his whole life in front of him to get back on track."

According to Eurosport, Moncet, 69, shed new light on how Schumacher was injured when he struck a rock as he fell while skiing at French Alps ski resort Meribel.

"The problem for Michael was not the hit, but the mounting of the Go-Pro camera that he had on his helmet that injured his brain," he said.

He added that Schumacher was still "fighting" in a medical suite at his Swiss home.

Earlier this week, friend and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt said Michael could expect to lead a "relatively normal life" in the future.

Todt made the comments after visiting the star at his Swiss mansion and said: "We must assume that Schumacher can lead a relatively normal life again within a short period of time.

"We can say he can probably never drive a Formula 1 car again. But he is fighting.

"His condition improved, and what is just as important is the fact that he is now at home with his family."

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