Doctors start to wake up Schumacher from coma

File Photo - Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One on Oct. 4, 2012. Schumacher’'s 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, his manager said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock in the French resort of Meribel on Dec. 29.  (AP File Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
File Photo - Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One on Oct. 4, 2012. Schumacher’'s 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, his manager said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and hit the right side of his head on a rock in the French resort of Meribel on Dec. 29. (AP File Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – 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.”

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