Michael Shumacher Health Update: F1 Racer To Never Walk Again?

Sep 20, 2016 05:08 AM EDT | Sovan Mandal

Michael Schumacher

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 23: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP walks in the paddock following practice for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 23, 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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If the health concerns of Michael Schumacher isn't enough for his family members to be worried about, false media reports about the medical condition of the former world Formula One champion that is keeping them worried in equal measure.

Matters have dragged on to the court of law with the family of the seven time world F1 champion accusing the German publication 'Bunte' of propagating false information about Schumi's health. All of it started back in December 2015 when Bunte reported that Schumacher is doing fine and will be able to walk again.

Bunte said it has based its story on inputs from one of Schumacher's friends who is also reported to have claimed the champion racer has become 'very thin', Auto Evolution mentioned.

Schumacher's family took offence to the report which it claimed not only invades their privacy but is also fuelling false rumors about Michael's health.

However, as The Mirror reported, a fallout of the court case is the revelation of Michael's exact health condition at the moment to the court. And unfortunately for the millions of Schumi's fans around the world, the report is none too encouraging either. While the detailed report will be there for the judges to study and base their judgement on, outside of the court, the only thing that the lawyer representing Michael's family said is that he unable to walk on his own.

While that leaves us with some indication of How Michael might be doing right now, what remains obscure is that whether that's a permanent phenomenon or if there are chances of things improving further in the days to come. Or if beyond the inability to walk that Michael is doing fine with other health parameters.

The court meanwhile stated it will come up with its verdict after next month.

Michael has been in a state of medically induced coma since the tragic accident he suffered during skiing in 2013. He has since then been shifted to his home in Geneva where a team of doctors are attending to him round the clock hoping to make the best of what is already shaping out to be far from the ideal scenario.

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