Schumacher making progress but faces long recovery

BERLIN (AP) Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress as he recovers at home from last December's skiing accident.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, tells German TV station RTL that the seven-time champion is ''making progress considering the severity of his injury'' and ''you have to give it time. I think you really just have to have patience.''

Schumacher was left in a coma after the accident and Kehm is grateful for the outpouring of support that has been shown.

She says, ''The family is really very thankful and also very moved by it... I think that positive energy can have a good effect.''

Schumacher lives in Gland, near Geneva in Switzerland.

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