Friday July 11th, 2014

The wife of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher said his condition is improving after sustaining injuries in a serious skiing accident last year, according to a report from Guardian.com.

Schumacher, 45, was injured Dec. 29, 2013, at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps, when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock. He was wearing a helmet at the time and doctors put him in a coma to reduce swelling on his brain.

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The 45-year-old is currently undergoing what was described at the time as “a long phase of rehabilitation”. This has allowed wife Corinna to make her first public appearance this week since her husband was involved in the accident in the French Alpine resort of Méribel.

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Schumacher's wife, Corinna, told the Neue Post magazine, “It’s getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it’s improving.

He was transferred to a hospital closer to his home to continue treatment.

Schumacher won seven Formula One titles before retiring in 2012 and his 91 wins are the most all-time in Formula One history.

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