FORMER Formula 1 world champion, Michael Schumacher has left the Swiss Hospital, where he has been cared for since June to return to his home and continue with his long road to recovery.
Schumacher was transferred to the Swiss facility in June from the hospital in Grenoble where he was first attended after hitting his head on a rock, whilst skiing in the French resort, Meribel, in December.
A statement from Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, read: “Michael’s rehabilitation will continue from now on from 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.”
The seven times world champion had spent nine weeks at the university hospital in Lausanne, since his transfer from Grenoble after he came out of the induced coma.
The ex-F1 champion suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France last December and has been in the Swiss hospital since June.
Schumacher’s family in June announced that he was no longer in the medically induced coma he was placed in to reduce swelling in his brain.