After a month in a coma, Schumacher is waking up
Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany speeds down a course in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Friday, Jan. 13, 2006. (AP / Luca Bruno)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:09AM EST
FRANKFURT, Germany - Michael Schumacher's manager says doctors have started the process of bringing the former Formula One champion out of the coma he has been in since a skiing accident a month ago.
The German was skiing in the French Alpine resort of Meribel on Dec. 29 when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock.
Since then he has been in an induced comas in Grenoble University Hospital.
His manager Sabine Kehm says in a statement Thursday that "Michael's sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take long time."