Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher will continue his rehab from a 2013 skiing accident at home, his family announced Tuesday.

Schumacher, 45, has been hospitalized since he hit his head while skiing late last year. He was in a coma for nearly six months following the accident.

The family released the following statement about the move.

"Henceforth, Michael's rehabilitation will take place at his home. Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months. There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.

"We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work.

"We ask that the privacy of Michael's family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.

The following information is to be considered background information only:

- It should not be assumed that massive changes in his health status were the reasons for this move

- There has not been any rebuilding on the private property to make this move possible."

Schumacher won a record seven F1 titles before retiring in 2012.

- Paul Palladino

[H/T Yahoo]

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