PARIS, October 23. /TASS/. A French doctor treating the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher said that his client could recover within three years, French media reported on Thursday.
Jean-Francois Payen, head of the Grenoble hospital's intensive care unit, said he sees progress in Schumacher’s health condition after visiting the family at home in Switzerland.
“We should be patient. We hope that he will make a full recovery within one to three years. He is in favorable condition and I hope this will help him recover as soon as possible,” the doctor said.
The German racing driver Schumacher was medically induced into artificial coma at the Grenoble hospital after he sustained a severe head injury in late December 2013, when he was mountain skiing in the resort of Meribel in the French Alps.
Schumacher recovered from coma in June and was transferred from the French hospital in Grenoble to another medical facility in Lausanne, in Switzerland. Since September, Schumacher has been receiving treatment at home.