It’s been more than two years since Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher was critically injured in a skiing accident while on holiday with his family in the French Alps.
Since then, news about the seven-time champion and his condition has been sparse, at best.
Now comes word from Schumacher’s longtime manager, Sabine Kehm, who told the BBC that she still holds out hope “that with continued support and patience, he will one day be back with us,”
Schumacher suffered severe head injuries in the accident. He remained hospitalized for 10 months afterward, much of that time being in a medically induced coma, before returning to his home to continue his recovery.
Now 47, Schumacher still undergoes treatment at his home in Lausanne, Switzerland. Kehm recently spoke about him at the opening of a display in his native Germany dedicated to the great driver’s career.
“He is the most successful driver in history and sometimes, on days like this, it is good to be reminded of it,” Kehm said.
“Of course, Michael is not here and of course we miss him. We know what has happened and cannot change it.
“We must accept it and hope with everything we have that, with continued support and patience, he will one day be back with us.”
That appears to be in conflict with comments earlier this month from former Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo, who said Schumacher’s health was “not good.”
In addition, FIA president Jean Todt said in November that Schumacher was “still fighting,” according to the BBC report.