Ross Brawn says, Michael Schumacher is showing ‘encouraging signs’

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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is showing "encouraging signs" of recovery, says his former Ferrari technical head. He suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013.

Ross Brawn also said that there had been a lot of false speculations about the condition of the German driver. He also said that Schumacher family had made the decision to keep private about his condition long ago.

Ross Brawn told the BBC, "The family have chosen to conduct Michael's convalescence in private and I must respect that. There are encouraging signs and we are all praying every day that we see more of them. So it is difficult for me to say very much and respect the family's privacy.

"All I would say is there is a lot of speculation about Michael's condition.

"Most of it's wrong and we just pray and hope every day that we continue to see some progress and that one day we can see Michael out and about and recovered from his terrible injuries."

In September, a report was published by a German magazine that the seven-time world champion could walk again. The Schumacher family are suing this magazine for reporting the false information.

Schumacher's lawyer, Felix Damm told a court hearing in Hamburg that, "He cannot walk." He also added that Michael cannot walk or stand unaided.

Back in August, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, former Ferrari chairman said that Michael was responding to treatment and will recover from the brain injuries soon.

Mr di Montezemolo, "I'm very pleased to know that he is reacting. I know how strong he is. I'm sure that thanks to his determination, which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very difficult situation."

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