Schumacher Discharged from Lausanne Hospital

Former Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has left Lausanne hospital to continue his recovery at home.

The 45-year-old sustained head injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps last December .

He was transferred to Lausanne university hospital in Switzerland in June and his family subsequently intimated he had come out of a medically induced coma to reduce swelling in his brain.

The German’s manager Sabine Kehm, wrote in a statement: “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.

Michael Schumacher to Continue His Recovery at Home.
Michael Schumacher to Continue His Recovery at Home.
It is yet unknown whether there had been a change in the state of the seven-time F1 champions’ health.

“We ask that the privacy of Micahel’s family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided,” it added.

Shumacher spent about half of the year at a hospital in France after his accident, before being transferred to the Swiss hospital. His family home is in Gland, which is on the shores of Lake Geneva, some 40km (25 miles) from Lausanne.

He underwent two operations before he was put into a medically induced coma.

Investigators, who visited the scene of the accident at the French ski resort of Meribel noted Schumacher had been going at the speed of “a very good skier” at the time of his crash.