Michael Schumacher health update: F1 legend reportedly making big progress; Ferrari boss Jean Todt claimed Schumi can watch TV now
Michael Schumacher is said to be making big progress as he slowly recovers from his head injuries that he sustained more than five years ago in the Alps. It can be recalled that the world-famous F1 racer figured in a freak accident while skiing with his son in December 2013.
Schumacher was put into an induced coma immediately after the mishap in order to save his life. However, since then, there was no news about his health as the family decided to keep the matters about the champ’s condition private.
The new report about Schumi’s health
Now, despite his family’s insistence on secrecy, a new update about Michael Schumacher’s health has emerged. It was reported that the racer’s former Ferrari boss and Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President, Jean Todt, revealed that Schumi has been recovering well and his recent progress was a big improvement.
According to The Telegraph, Todt, who is also one of Schumacher’s good friends, gave a rare update recently and said that Michael can now even watch TV. He shared that he visited his friend, and he saw how the racing champ is improving, and he saw him watch car races.
“I’m always careful with such statements, but it’s true,” Toldt told Radio Monte via The Telegraph. “I saw the race together with Michael Schumacher at his home in Switzerland.”
Another friend who has the chance to visit Michael Schumacher said that he is receiving physiotherapy treatment. This means that Schumi’s body movements may be improving well these days.
Mick Schumacher following his dad’s steps
Meanwhile, Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has won his first victory in the Formula Two race during the Hungarian Grand Prix that took place this week. The 20-year-old was supported by his mom Corinna, sister and grandmother, who was watching at the bleachers.
With his win, racing experts and observers are convinced that he will successfully achieve what his father had reached in his entire racing career. They see big potentials in the younger Schumacher, and they are cheering for him. This is Michael Schumacher’s son’s first big win, and his dad is certainly proud although he can be physically present in the race.