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Ex-Formula One Star Michael Schumacher Shows 'Encouraging Signs'

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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is showing “small, encouraging signs” of improvement but still faces a long fight to recover after suffering a severe head injury in a ski accident, his agent said Wednesday.

“We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up,” Sabine Kehm said in a written statement. “There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient.”

The most successful driver in Formula One history, Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since a skiing accident at the end of December.

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It was revealed last month that efforts were being made to awaken the 45-year-old by gradually reducing his sedation.

The seven-time world champion was skiing with his son in the French resort of Meribel when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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