Seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher returns home after being discharged from Lausanne hospital.
Nearly 9 months ago, in December 2013, seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher was grievously injured in a skiing accident when he was on holiday with his family in a Meribel resort in the French Alps. He is discharged from the hospital now and will continue the rehabilitation process at home.
After the incident, Schumacher went into an induced coma and has been in hospital for the last 9 months. His manager, Sabine Kehm said that he had made progress since December, but still had a long and difficult road ahead.
The Formula 1 legend spent 6 months at a hospital in France before he was transferred to a hospital in Lausanne. He was shifted to Lausanne in July when he finally emerged from the coma.
His progress at CHUV (University hospital of Lausanne) was slow, however it was sufficient for him to head home. His wife wrote an open letter to all his fans that read, “it is good to know that we have overcome the most difficult period together. Now we are at the beginning of a phase that will most likely take a long time.”
On December 29, 2013, Schumacher’s head hit a rock while he was skiing in the French Alps. He was immediately rushed to a hospital where the doctors placed him in a medically induced coma to help lessen the swelling of his brain.