Wake-up delay for Schumacher 'not bad sign' - report

Not hearing an update from the hospital that Michael Schumacher is staying might be a good thing.

Feb.4 (GMM) At least a week after doctors began trying to wake Michael Schumacher from his coma, there have been no official updates about the great German's condition.

But that, according to a German publication that has been following the story in detail, is not necessarily a bad sign.

"It is neither a good nor a bad sign that there has been no communication on the progress of the recovery process," said the newsmagazine Focus.

"The waking-up can take days, weeks and even months, depending on how quickly the body breaks down the anaesthetic."

Some well-known F1 figures, however, interpreted the news about the beginning of the waking-up process as a positive sign.

"No one from a distance can assess the situation," Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda told the Swiss newspaper Blick, "but I am happy that at last there is a positive message."

Red Bull team owner Dietrich Mateschitz agreed: "I can only hope that this is good news."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Niki Lauda
Teams Mercedes
Article type Breaking news
Tags brain injury, coma, ferrari champion, michael schumacher, report, schumacher skiing, updates on schumacher