Schumacher improving, says his wife

The wife of Michael Schumacher believes the former Formula One champion is getting better after emerging from his coma and being moved to a Swiss hospital last month.

In her first public comments since Schumacher's ski accident on December 29 last year, Corinna Schumacher has told German magazine Neue Post that the improvement in the health of her husband is encouraging.

"It's getting better, slowly certainly, but in any case it's improving," she told the women's weekly while she was watching a horse-riding tournament.

Michael Schumacher, 47, spent 170 days in hospital in the French city of Grenoble after cracking his skull on a rock while skiing at an Alpine resort. Almost all of that time he was in a coma, and lost a lot of weight.

After finally being coaxed back to consciousness, the seven-time world champion was on June 16 flown to a hospital in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

- AFP

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