Close Friend Says Michael Schumacher Is “Unable to Speak and Suffering from Memory Problems”

Michael Schumacher

Earlier this week, Phillipe Streiff told a French radio station that close friend Michael Schumacher is unable to speak and is suffering from memory problems after suffering from a devastating ski accident late last year.

Streiff– who has been wheelchair-bound since an F1 crash in 1989– said, “He is getting better but everything is relative. It’s very difficult. He can’t speak. Like me, he is in a wheelchair, paralysed. He has memory problems and speech problems.”

Currently, Schumacher is living at his family home near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. At the house, Schumacher has a state-of-the-art medical facility and full staff to help along with his recovery from severe brain trauma that occured on December 31st of last year.

Michael SchumacherSince his accident, the 45-year-old racing legend has undergone two operations on his brain to alleviate pressure developed by swelling and to remove haematomas. Throughout his treatment, Schumacher has been said to be in “stable but critical” condition.

In an interview last month, Schumacher’s doctor, Dr. Payen, told RTL radio, “I have noticed some progress but I would say we will have to give him time. It is like for other patients, we are in a time scale of one to three years, so you need patience.”

 

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