Doctors treating Michael Schumacher after a ski accident in France left him in a coma have reportedly told his family that only "a miracle" can save the Formula One racing star, sources claim.
According to the Daily Mail, a senior German journalist said: "He is in terrible shape but until the family issue a statement we cannot write about it. The family have, we are told, been informed that only a miracle can bring him back now."
But Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the 45-year-old is no longer on a ventilator and is breathing on his own.
The Daily Telegraph reports that a statement released on Friday by Schumacher's management insisted there has been no change.
It read: "Michael is still in a wake up phase, the situation has not altered."
Schumacher is being treated in a hospital in Grenoble and his management have kept news of his condition to a minimum.
One magazine reported two weeks ago that the wake-up phase was stopped due to complications and he was placed back in a coma.
Before this, Jean-Marc Orgogozo, Professor of Neurology at the University of Bordeaux, who is not involved in Schumacher's treatment, said: "Every day, every week in a coma the chances decline that the situation is improving."
"That gives us strength. Thank you all of you!"
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