Schumacher leaves hospital to GO home

Michael Schumacher has left the Swiss hospital which was treating him during his rehabilitation to continue the process at home with his family. The German has been hospitalised since late-December when he suffered a skiing accident. He was moved from a French hospital to the Lausanne hospital in Switzerland to be closer to his home.

He will now continue his extensive rehabilitation at home confirmed manager Sabine Kehm, though she pressed that this decision shouldn’t be considered evidence of massive changes in his health.

“Henceforth, Michael’s recovery will take place at his home,” she said in a statement. “Considering the 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 continues to be respected, and that speculations about his health are avoided.”

Kehm also confirmed no building work has taken place at Schumacher’s home to accomodate him, as has recently been reported. It was announced by Schumacher’s family in June that he was no longer in a medically induced coma.