Michael Schumacher 'Cannot Walk,' Says Lawyer

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Michael Schumacher’s lawyer has denied reports that the former Formula 1 champion can walk.

The seven-time champion’s lawyer, Felix Damm, told German court that “he [Schumacher] cannot walk” and is not able to stand even with the help of therapists. The details come in a court case against a German magazine, after it quoted an unnamed friend who said Schumacher can walk “a couple of steps.” The publication ran its original report last December and featured a picture of Schumacher on the cover with the headline “He can walk again.”

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Schumacher’s manager, Sabine Kehm, has described the speculation as “irresponsible because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important for Michael. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”

It has been more than two-and-a-half years since Schumacher’s accident, when he suffered a head injury while skiing in France. He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before being transferred to his home in Switzerland to continue treatment.

This past February, former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo who also served as Schumacher’s boss when he was racing, said “I have news and unfortunately it is not good,” in regards to Schumacher’s condition.

[Source: The Guardian]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Sep 20, 2016

    They are no joke. Even slight head injuries will render a person unable to walk and seeing double.